ISLAMABAD: Zahid Bukhari, attorney of business tycoon Malik Riaz in the Arsalan Iftikhar case, said that the investigations of the case have been put to a halt, reported DawnNews on Thursday.
The report stated that Bukhari denied rumours about investigations still being in progress and said that Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s son Arsalan Iftikhar has still not appeared before NAB’s investigation committee.
According to Bukhari, his client Riaz has already raised the issue with the Supreme Court that the investigations should not have been stopped, and complained that investigations have not begun despite the removal of controversial members from the team.
Earlier this month, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) dissolved the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which was tasked to probe the case after Dr Arsalan Iftikhar raised objections over some of the team members not being totally free of bias.
NAB Prosecutor General KK Agha had informed the apex court that the decision of dissolving the bureau’s special team was made after consultations with the chairman of NAB.