The Lahore High Court on Thursday dismissed as “non-maintainable” a writ petition seeking directions restraining the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from investigating allegations made by real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain that Arsalan Iftikhar, a son of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, had accepted money and favours promising him a “favourable” outcome of cases involving Hussain’s business ventures.
A two-member bench heard the matter.
When proceedings started, LHC Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial asked the petitioner whether he was an aggrieved person in the case. The petitioner, Amanullah Bhatti, replied in the negative. At this, the bench dismissed the petition, observing that petitioner had no locus standi to file it.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2012.