Malik Riaz’s counsel refuses to appear before 'biased' Suddle commission

Zahid Bukhari says Shoaib Suddle has family relations with the chief justice.


Our Correspondent September 26, 2012

LAHORE: Advocate Zahid Bukhari, counsel of contractor Malik Riaz, on Wednesday expressed distrust over the one man inquiry commission of Shoaib Suddle probing the Arsalan Iftikhar saga and reiterated that he will not appear before it.

Talking to the media at Lahore High Court premises, Bukhari explained that the federal tax ombudsman Suddle had family relations with the Chief Justice of Pakistan, therefore, the findings of the commission could not be impartial.

“We will not appear before the commission till a decision is announced on a review petition pending before the Supreme Court against the constitution of the commission,” Bukhari told the media and added that the commission had been informed about this in writing as well.

The Supreme Court had formed the commission headed by Shoaib Suddle to probe allegations of Riaz against chief justice’s son Arsalan Iftikhar.

COMMENTS (5)

Kamran Naqvi | 9 years ago | Reply

Zahid Bukhari being lawyer of Malik Riaz speaks volume about PPP's role in the conspiracy. He is the father of PPP MPA Uzma Bukhari ... And was the lawyer of US Blackwater's Raymond Davis... Their nefarious designs are exposed!!

Mirza | 9 years ago | Reply

"Suddle had family relations with the Chief Justice of Pakistan" That is why he is appointed as one man commission! When the PCO CJ can take up the case of his son and talk about Islamic history and equality, it is only "fair" that a family friend should be the head of commission for the prince. Who cares about conflict of interest as long as the uncles take good care of the Don? The PCO SC and its judges can do no wrong no matter what.

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