Investigations of Arsalan Iftikhar case put on halt, insists Riaz's counsel

Zahid Bukhari denies rumours about investigations still being in progress.

Web Desk August 09, 2012

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.

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Rick | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

When a powerful Gen Mush could not stop the corruption of CJ's family despite charge sheet him, how could anybody including Malik bring the truth out? As long as the CJ is the most powerful political leader nothing would happen to Don.

Hadi | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Thief Justice! Well said, soon he and his cronies will be exposed.

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