Malik Riaz to file case against Arsalan Iftikhar in Britain

Published: December 24, 2012
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Zahid Bukhari says he will leave for Britain tomorrow. PHOTO: FILE

Zahid Bukhari says he will leave for Britain tomorrow. PHOTO: FILE

Unsatisfied with justice in Pakistan, business tycoon Malik Riaz has decided to to take his tirade against Arsalan Iftikhar to a Britain court, claimed his counsel Zahid Bukhari on Monday as reported by Express News.

Speaking to the media at Lahore High Court, Bukhari said that the exchange of money between his client and Arsalan took place in Britain, and therefore it is better to file a case there too.

In this connection, Bukhari said he will leave for Britain on December 25, 2012.

The lawyer claimed that Pakistan’s courts were not providing justice to Riaz and reposed his faith in Britain’s judiciary instead, hoping that its courts will be unbiased and will pass a fair judgement.

In June, following media reports that Arsalan had received between Rs300 and Rs400 million from a real estate tycoon to influence judicial proceedings, the Supreme Court had summoned him and Riaz to initiate proceedings against them. Later, the court also formulated a one-man commission to probe the allegations but Riaz did not appear before it claiming that the commission was ‘biased’.

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  • mkz
    Dec 24, 2012 - 9:53PM

    Our judicial systems are so bad even our cases are exported abroad for any sort of justice…

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 24, 2012 - 10:10PM

    Shame on this land grabber. He is upset because first time in his life, his money got wasted and it could not buy justice. There are only two explanations of his favours, he bribed and acted criminally or acted as Santa Claus.

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  • Stunned
    Dec 24, 2012 - 10:11PM

    I don’t understand what Mr. Riaz wants? He is pleading case in Pakistan & now wants to initiate case in UK whereby in both counts his point of view is that he (allegedly) bribed son of Pakistan’s CJ to get cases settled in his favor.

    Now if the court(s) find Arsalan guilty, wouldn’t it automatically sentence Mr. Riaz equally guilty as well? Is he pleading to get jailed? Hope someone can explain what this whole stunt is all about.

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  • Usman786
    Dec 24, 2012 - 10:15PM

    Malik Riaz shd also return that money for which lacs of people got card but did not get application form to be sold on profit in 2004-6 till now

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  • Kosher Nostra
    Dec 24, 2012 - 10:43PM

    @mkz:
    In reality the country is managed by Britain that is why every politician runs to Britain to asylum or to get orders.

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  • Siddique Malik
    Dec 24, 2012 - 10:49PM

    @Stunned:
    Don’t be so surprised: It’s a fight between two thieves; of course, they’ll both go down. Let the thieves fight, and that’s good for the people of Pakistan. The fight is now moving to an arena where “his majesty” cannot stop it with his suo motu actions. He might, however, be under the impression that he can order the government to write a letter to the British authorities to stop legal proceedings against his son. Don’t be surprised if “his majesty” does that. This man has lost all sense of logic and fairness. Pakistan’s coward government might even write the letter, and I hope it does that. The response of the British authorities to it would be a classic slap on the face of Islamabad’s coward and unprincipled establishment: I cannot wait to read it.

    Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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  • Siddique Malik
    Dec 24, 2012 - 11:01PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    Do you have any comment on the man who took the bribe and how his father is abusing power to save him from the wrath of law? By the way, what makes you think Malik Riaz never bought justice before this episode. What was the CJ — then not in office — doing at Riaz’s place one night?
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  • Salman
    Dec 24, 2012 - 11:34PM

    Malik Riaz himself is the most corrupt person in the country. Shame on him for defaming the Pakistani judiciary.

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  • APakistani
    Dec 25, 2012 - 1:03AM

    Malik Riaz Saheb………..Please first pay the unpaid taxes due from you to our Pakistan then go to UK for filing case against Mr. Arsalan.

    Mr. Zahid Bukhari………..it is very bad that you are helping Malik Riaz who is a huge tax defaulter in Pakistan……are you not loyal to Pakistani?

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  • ishaq
    Dec 25, 2012 - 1:05AM

    I Agree

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 25, 2012 - 1:09AM

    The Government of Pakistan should seize all the properties which Malik Riaz has accumulated illegally and auction in the open market and return the money to all legitimate claimants.

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  • Awaqc
    Dec 25, 2012 - 1:18AM

    Malik Riaz Saheb………..First pay the unpaid taxes due to you………then go to UK for filing case against Arsalan.

    Mr. Zahid Bukhari……..it is very sad that you are helping Malik Riaz who is a huge tax defaulter……..are you not loyal to Pakistan……instead helping Pakistan you are helping a tax defaulter………very sad…

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  • Kamran
    Dec 25, 2012 - 11:12AM

    In UK anti bribery law convicts both who bribes and accepts either active or paasive bribery see what happens.

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  • Siddique Malik
    Dec 25, 2012 - 12:24PM

    @Salman:
    CJ’s son takes huge bribes and you only hold the bribe-giver responsible for defaming the judiciary’s name. Had the CJ taken a “suo motu” action within his family while his son was in cahoots with Malik Riaz, perhaps, the judiciary’s name would have been saved.
    Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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  • Siddique Malik
    Dec 25, 2012 - 12:33PM

    @APakistani:
    I am not condoning Malik Riaz’s tax defaults, but are you saying that Arsalan has paid taxes on all the millions he has made — most of which are bribes? And don’t castigate a lawyer for pleading the case of one who has been accused — and of all the courts, in the court of a predisposed and unfair judge. Had the bribe-taker, Arsalan, needed a lawyer and had Mr. Bokhari taken his case, would you still have accused Mr. Bokhari of being disloyal to Pakistan?
    Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USARecommend

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