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

Published: August 9, 2012
Zahid Bukhari denies rumours about investigations still being in progress. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

Zahid Bukhari denies rumours about investigations still being in progress. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

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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Reader Comments (15)

  • a&a
    Aug 9, 2012 - 9:27PM

    Son & Thief Justice are Above the law . . . !!!!


  • ishtiaer hussain
    Aug 9, 2012 - 9:42PM

    Justice Chaudhry will do anything possible to save the skin of his son. Rather than giving lenghty sermons to politicians and government officials about corruption, he should see what has happened right under his nose.


  • R.A
    Aug 9, 2012 - 9:49PM

    What did you expact
    It is daddys boy in safe hand

    Aug 9, 2012 - 10:01PM

    Zahid Bukhari may be a good lawyer. He speaks too much without substance. He lost Haqqani’s case because he was always out of tracek. Now he is handling Malik Riaz case against a hefty fee. Let us see what happens. But it is a fact that Bukhari talks irrelevant matters in the court.


  • Atif Gill
    Aug 9, 2012 - 11:07PM

    It has nothing to do with Zahid Bukhari. PCO Chaudhry is trying to protect his son from investigation because evidence against him are very clear, documentary evidence. Now PCO chaudhry is totally out of mind to save his son. @HADI SAKEY:


  • Atif Gill
    Aug 9, 2012 - 11:09PM

    Very nice. 100% true picture painting. Like your style of expression.@a&a:


  • Hyper Baig
    Aug 10, 2012 - 12:06AM

    I know Daddy will save me. Bukhari or Zardari


  • Umer
    Aug 10, 2012 - 1:27AM

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

    Of course it has. What were you expecting from the dad? Hazrat Umer like behaviour?


  • Aug 10, 2012 - 2:34AM

    Baby Arsalan must be taken care of by his father. He became a millionaire within a few years by using his fathers name and address. But his poor innocent father did not know what his son was doing – he did not even know who was paying for his wife’s expenses for the foreign trips. Has anyone seen such a simple innocent and honest man? He is an angel really! God has sent him to look after all of us. So what is wrong if he is looking after Baby Arsalan? All officers of all investigating agencies are prejudiced and biased. So Baby must be left alone and be allowed to do what he pleases.


  • Asad Murtaza
    Aug 10, 2012 - 3:19AM

    I’m amazed how PPP’s jiyalas are posting anti-SC/anti-CJ comments here.
    These people are blind enough to not see the state of Pakistan in the last 5 years by their beloved PPP.

    Currently, all the mess for CJ is being created only because he’s determined to bring back Pakistani people’s money from swiss accounts. It is the reason why Malik Riaz and Fail Raza Abidi and the likes are puppeted to defame the CJ and SC.

    All Pakistanis are with CJ.
    No one stands with the corrupt, incapable govt.
    Thank you


  • jibran
    Aug 10, 2012 - 4:12AM

    May be chief justice himself was indeed involved like Malik Riaz said. And Arsalan was just a front man. And now he is saving his own skin.


  • Cheema
    Aug 10, 2012 - 6:27AM

    @Asad Murtaza

    Although I do not like PPP and its coalation partners, but the CJ has lost his credebility. He has become so political and biased. I also believe that the CJ was fully aware of corruption of his son.


  • Mirza
    Aug 10, 2012 - 8:41AM

    Why I am not surprised? Nothing is going to happen to crown prince, he is a born innocent and nothing can stick on him. This case came to light with the dismissal of CJ by Gen Mush. Nothing happened since then. Even when Malik Riaz showed travel documents and receipts the investigations turned against him and not the Jr. Choudhry.


  • Hadi
    Aug 10, 2012 - 10:32AM

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


  • Rick
    Aug 10, 2012 - 10:40AM

    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.


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