Ma­lik Riaz de­cides to file case against Ar­salan Iftikhar in UK

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IS­LAM­ABAD

Former chair­man of Bahria Town Ma­lik Riaz has de­cided to file case against Ar­salan Iftikhar in Lon­don on the charges of ex­tor­tion of money.

Sule­man, son in law of Ma­lik Riaz has hired the ser­vices of lawyers in Lon­don in this con­nec­tion, say me­dia re­ports. Son in law of Ma­lik Riaz has taken the plea Ar­salan Iftikhar grabbed mil­lion of ru­pees from his fa­ther in law by black­mail­ing him. This is ex­tended to shop­ping by Ar­salan Iftikhar and his fam­ily, their stay in ho­tels, tick­ets for trav­el­ing and cash money, he added. Sule­man al­leged money was ex­torted from his fa­ther in law through black­mail­ing which was a heinous crime and this of­fence was pun­ish­able with the im­pris­on­ment of 10 years in jail.

When con­tacted by On­line, Dr Ab­dul Ba­sit, coun­sel for Ma­lik Riaz con­firmed that prepa­ra­tions were un­der­way to reg­is­ter a case against Ar­salan Iftikhar in Lon­don and ser­vices of the lead­ing lawyers were be­ing hired on this count.

As per me­dia report Ma­lik Riaz said that he was not ex­pect­ing any jus­tice from the Sud­dal Com­mis­sion as it had made all ar­range­ments to ac­quit Ar­salan Iftikhar.

There­fore, he had de­cided to ini­ti­ate le­gal pro­ceed­ings against Ar­salan Iftikhar in Lon­don as the amount in ques­tion was ex­torted from him in Lon­don, he added.

He said he had re­sorted to lawyers in con­nec­tion with re­cov­ery of the amount. "We have never been de­terred nor will be de­terred from Sud­dal com­mis­sion. This com­mis­sion is not parad­ing neu­tral­ity in con­duct­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion", he al­leged. "Wit­nesses of this case want to come from Lon­don to Pak­istan but they are re­ceiv­ing threats of dire con­se­quences, there­fore, I have de­cided to launch le­gal pro­ceed­ings against Ar­salan Iftikhar in Lon­don for the sake of jus­tice, he stated.

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