Business deal between Malik Riaz Hussain and Dr Arsalaan Iftikhar

Islamabad, June 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): On a note of Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan to the effect that various TV talk shows reported the allegation of some business deal between Malik Riaz Hussain (Business Tycoon) and Dr. Arsalaan Iftikhar son of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice of Pakistan, with a view to influence the judicial process. It is reported that the said Malik Riaz Hussain paid 300 – 400 millions rupees to Dr. Arsalaan and also sponsored his foreign visits.

It is alleged that these favours were extended to Dr. Arsalaan so as to influence his father, the Chief Justice of Pakistan to have a soft corner for Malik Riaz Hussain and get favours in his cases pending before the Supreme Court.

The Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice of the subject news and directed that the matter be fixed in the Court tomorrow dated 6.6.2012 at 9:30 am. Accordingly, notices have been issued to Malik Riaz Hussain as well as Dr. Arsalaan Iftikhar to appear before the Court on the said date. Notice has also been issued to the Attorney General for Pakistan to be present in the Court.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Hussain Kamboyo
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4184
Fax: +9251 920 1001

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