Giving an ominous warning to fellow politicians, President Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said that real estate tycoon Malik Riaz holds several secrets about the rise and fall of past governments.
While speaking to the media he stated that many innocents will be exposed if he reveals them, adding that people should not forget Riaz’s services for social and humanitarian projects.
He noted, “There are many people in Pakistan who are far richer than Riaz but are not bothered to spend their money on others. Thousands of people are employed by his institutions and even overseas Pakistanis trust him”.
Politicians from leading political entities have come out in the open with their views over the allegations leveled against the Supreme Court chief justice’s son Arsalan Iftikhar by real estate Malik Riaz, as the controversy deepens.
Some seemingly is supporting the property tycoon while others denying his claims made in a now not so exclusive interview run by a private TV channel on Wednesday.
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain while leading the pack said his family had for long ties with Malik Riaz, who had countless social and humanitarian services to his credit.
Apparently he warned the people and those ruling them that Malik Riaz knew many secrets regarding the rise and fall of the governments and his revelations were liable to expose many so-called credible personalities.
The PML-Q leader said there were several people in the country who were richer than Malik Riaz, but they were not inclined to spend on others. Considering the ongoing hullabaloo over payments and receipts, his remarks on spending is better taken with a pinch of salt.
He commented, “Malik Riaz offered billions of rupees for relief and rehabilitation of the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods victims, his benevolence helped countless deserving individuals and charitable organizations and his Bahria Dastarkhwan initiative feeds innumerable hungry and poor people across the country each day”.
The PML-Q chief also mentioned the real estate tycoon of paying Rs 130 million as ransom for the release Pakistanis captured by Somali pirates.
He also stated that the contract was given to a company which offered the lowest bid for the project.