Malik Riaz, the property tycoon, submitted his statement to the Supreme Court, saying that he spent more than Rs 342 million on Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar, the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
These disclosures, which had been rumored for months and are only now being owned by the real estate tycoon, are expected to shift the mainstream account.
According to the statement, Dr Arsalan claimed that he could settle the cases fought in his father’s court in favor of Bahria Town but that did not happen.
The business tycoon Malik Riaz’s counsel, Zahid Bukhari has submitted the documented statement of Malik Riaz in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The statement noted, “Dr Iftikhar had promised that he would help settle cases in his father’s court, but did not get any relief despite the money spent”.
According to the documents, Malik Riaz’s son-in-law Salman Ahmed Khan, who is based in London, covered Arsalan and his family’s summer visits to the U.K. in 2011 and 2010 by spending some £40,000 on flats and hotel rooms in Central London and on luxury car rents.
According to the statement, Salman Ahmed also had sponsored Arsalan and his friends’ airfare and five-star stay in Monte Carlo two years ago.
The statement said that Arsalan was accompanied by a woman namely Sana Hanfi on his trip to Monte Carlo.
The documents also include Arsalan’s Pakistani passport copy (No. AM4194022), U.K. visa (No. UK358685N) and international driver’s permit (LE-10-1605-INT).
Malik Riaz in his statement claimed that he gave Rs326 million in cash to the chief justice’s son on different occasions.
In his statement, the business tycoon rejected the impression that no one including the prime minister, the president and any political personality were part of or related to the agreement in any way.
Malik Riaz also reiterated that he was being blackmailed by the chief justice’s son and was forced into going public.
The Supreme Court took notice of media rumors that Malik Riaz may be carrying damning evidence against Arsalan Iftikhar.
Hours later, in the first hearing of that case, the chief justice swore on the Quran that he had no knowledge of his son’s sudden wealth or business dealings.
Malik Riaz raised legal objections on the case’s hearing mentioning that its illegal for SC to take suo moto notice. He said that Dr. Arsalan committed fraud and did corruption which is against NAB Law.