Jun 12

Rs 342mn spent on Dr Arsalan: Malik Riaz

A two-member bench is hearing the Arsalan suo moto case.

The written statement of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, which he submitted in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, stated that he spent a total amount of Rs 342 million on chief justice s son Dr Arsalan Iftikhar.Dr Arsalan Scandel

Malik Riaz wrote in the statement that Dr Iftikhar had assured that he would help resolve the pending cases in the court but did not get any relief despite the money spent.

“Dr Arsalan Iftikahr not only cheated me, my son-in-law but also committed fraud, extortion, and other offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the offences falling under the NAB ordinance,” he stated.

The document revealed the amount Malik Riaz paid for the two trips Dr Iftikhar had made to London – two with his family and the other with a friend.

Riaz further added that he gave Rs 327 million in cash to the chief justice’s son on different occasions.

He also asserted that purpose of narrating the facts in the issue was neither to ridicule or disrespect or hatch conspiracy against the Supreme Court – but -was to voice genuine grievances.

He made it clear in his statement that neither the prime minister, nor the president or any political member was involved in the matter.

The statement also said that sou moto notice by the CJP was not legal as there was no infirmgement of fundamental human rights,

It said a new bench must have been constitued after the withdrawl of CJP Iftikhar Muhhamd Choudry.

It said Supreme Court of Pakistan was not a investigating authority.

Malik said in the statement the he respects the apex court and necer maligned the court, adding no politics was involved in the issue.

Details of expenses incurred upon Dr Arsalan s foreign visits.

First family visit.

Rs 8860,579/-

Second visit

Rs 692,949/-

Third family visit

Rs 5,947,726/-

Various payments in installments

Rs 327,000,000/-

Grand Total: 342, 501,254/-