Anti-Corruption Court issues arrest warrants for Malik Riaz, son

Court hearing a 1,400 kanal land scam orders anti-corruption department to arrest and produce them on July 23.


Web Desk July 17, 2012

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Corruption court has issued arrest warrants for business tycoon Malik Riaz and his son Ali Riaz in a 1,400 kanal land scam, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Special Judge Chaudhry Zafar Iqbal ordered the anti-corruption department to arrest the two respondents and present them before the court on July 23.

Other respondents in the case also appeared before the anti-corruption court.

Last month, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had taken a suo motu notice against chief justice's son Dr Arsalan Iftikhar and Riaz, following media reports that Iftikhar had received between Rs300 and Rs400 million from the businessman to influence judicial proceedings.

Riaz had later held a press conference holding a pocket-sized copy of the Holy Quran, unleashing allegations against the chief justice. The court had sent him a contempt of court notice over the press conference. But, the contempt of court law was amended a few days before the Supreme Court had decided to indict Riaz, forcing the apex court to adjourn the indictment hearing.

On Monday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had also issued fresh notices to Riaz to appear before investigators probing the Arsalan-Riaz case.

Correction: Due to an editing error, the word "kanal" was earlier misspelled as "Canal". The error is regretted.

COMMENTS (54)

Kumail | 9 years ago | Reply

Malik RIaz has grabbed worth of Billions. He Deserves to be punished under law

ishrat salim | 9 years ago | Reply Mirza Sb.....all the present judges are PCOs...so, pls refer to my solution abv...which I think will be favorable to you....nobody are angels including you & me,so counsel tolerance & patience & let the law takes its own course...otherwise, as suggested, shut the judiciary dept & let people like you try cases of the people sitting in the Parliament by passing / amending constitutional clause favorable to you people.This will save tax-payers money..let it be shared by you guys...if you hv solutions, put forward pls & try to overcome yr obsession of judiciary - which many commentators hv pointed out to you.... By the way, what do you expect from the present judiciary....you guys loot, plunder, defy court orders, redicule the court etc; & the judiciary shud shut their eyes ?
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