ISLAMABAD: A two-member bench of the Supreme Court heard the Arsalan Iftikhar suo moto case on Tuesday. Both Malik Riaz and Arsalan Iftkhar were present in the court along with their counsels.
During proceedings, Justice Jawwad SKhawaja remarked that if he could not defend the allegations leveled against the institution, there was no point in him being part of the Supreme Court.
To this, Riaz’s counsel Zahid Bukari said that it seemed like the Supreme Court had made up its mind to which Justice Khawaja replied that his mind would not be made up until he signed on the court order.
Zahid Bukhari also said that his client had been given no exceptions by the Supreme Court as Malik Riaz’s record had been summoned from the FBR along with other institutions, while no records of Arsalan Iftikhar were summoned.
Bukhari also put forward three options for the Supreme Court. Bukhari said that the Supreme Court should form a larger bench to hear the case. The second option put forward by Bukhari was that a commission similar to the one which probed the memo scandal be formed, while the third option states that the court should send the case to an investigation agency.
Earlier today, Malik Riaz had submitted a statement to the SC which claimed that Rs 342.50 million were spent on Dr Arsalan Iftikhar's three foreign tours.
The statement added that Dr Arsalan claimed that he could settle the cases fought in his father's court in favour of Bahria Town, however this did not happened.
The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of the Arsalan Iftikhar suo moto case till 14th June.