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Despite reservations, Riaz appears before NAB team

Real estate tycoon Malik Riaz (C) waves to members of the media as he leaves after appearing before the Supreme Court in Islamabad, June 12, 2012. — Photo by Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Former chief of Bahria town and central character of Arsalan-Iftikhar case Malik Riaz appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials on Friday in Islamabad, DawnNews reported.

Riaz had shown his unwillingness to appear before NAB’s joint investigation team yesterday but he seem to have changed his mind afterwards.

Earlier on Thursday, Sindh high Court (SHC) had granted a four-week protective bail to the Riaz.

Riaz said that he did not have any reservations over NAB’s investigations unlike Arsalan Iftikhar. Arsalan had shown his mistrust on Attorney General Irfan Qadir and on NAB investigation team on  July 13 by filing a petition in the Supreme Court to review the court’s decision in the suo motu notice pertaining to allegations against him.

Speaking to media representatives before appearing in front of five-member NAB team, Riaz said that he trusted Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and he had faith in God. Adding that, he hopes to get justice.

Moreover, the property tycoon said that 'some people’ were trying to foil conspiracy against him.

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Amjad Wyne
Jul 20, 2012 05:17pm
"Former Chief of Bahria"? I thought he was the current chief - Isn't he?
Jul 24, 2012 07:28am
Mr. Malik Riaz Hussain is cooperating with NAB and SC for justices, Mr. Arsalan should also to do the same thing if he is on right way, but I don’t think so he is. We are waiting for Justices
Jul 24, 2012 07:29am
Arsalan if u need justices then u should cooperate with NAB & respected SC
Kamran khan
Jul 24, 2012 01:23pm
its a good decision by MR MALIK RIAZ that appeared before the NAB its shows atleast he is loyal with himself and with the country and facing everything with big heart.
Ajaz Haque
Jul 20, 2012 05:30pm
This man needs to be locked up for a very long. He has corrupted so many in the country and gained undue favours as a result.
M. Asghar
Jul 20, 2012 05:39pm
It is not te fault of any body, if these people due to their confused state of mind are creating problems for themselves and for the others . However, justice has to do its job of dispensing justice without any favour or compromise.
Jul 21, 2012 02:26am
Let justice be done!
Jul 21, 2012 07:35am
KAUSAR IQBALM MALIK DG FCIW HR AND HEAD OF JIT Pakistan News Service http://paktribune.com/news/NAB-preparing-to-write... NAB preparing to write letter for Swiss cases- KAUSAR IQBAL MALIK DG FCIF & HR NAB REVEALED ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plans to write a letter to the Swiss government regarding the reopening of $60 million money laundering cases against President Asif Zardari before the next hearing of NAB cases in the Supreme Court. NAB Director-General (FCIW & HR) Kauser Iqbal Malik, while talking to our sources, said NAB has no other option but to write a letter to the Swiss government regarding the reopening of cases against the President of Pakistan. It is the order of the Supreme Court and we will implement the order, said the director-general (operations), adding: Definitely we will write before the expiry of two weeks. He, however, said consultations are being done with the legal branch and if something is finalized it will be brought before everyone. To a question, Kausar replied, the legal branch is also within NAB so we do not have to go somewhere else to get an opinion. He mentioned it was not somebody wishful thinking whether to write a letter to the Swiss government or not, it was an order of the apex court and there could be no second opinion on writing the letter. Sources in the bureau say NAB has been caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as on the one hand the Supreme Court was pushing it to write to the Swiss authorities regarding the reopening of cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and on the other it was under the government. Sources said so far nothing has been finalized regarding writing a letter to the Swiss authorities; however, discussions are being held on daily basis. Neither can NAB defy Supreme Court orders nor can it submit in writing regarding immunity to the president as it is feared the Supreme Court may take up immunity case on NABs written report, said sources.
Jul 27, 2012 06:25am
This is a open letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chairman National Accountability Bureau Governor Stat Bank of Pakistan, President National Bank of Pakistan, Director FIA and all honest media, press anchors, editors to take action and investigate the long 6 years stay and reappointment of Mr. Kausar Iqbal Malik on 25 April 2012 as a Director General FICW National Accountability Bureau on the position which he dont deserve. His qualifications, degrees, benefits , perks, booty, share from plea bargains, income tax paid paid before joining NAB and now, properties abroad and in Pakistan in his name and his family members, Foreign trips and TADA availed, children educations abroad and its expenses, five cell phone in his name, PTCL phones and its call records should be check without delay. This is a fact sheet and if not taken seriously Nation will hold all those who are responsible at Helm of affairs.
Jul 27, 2012 06:28am
Its good if chairman nab look into the past of kausar iqbal malik.
Abdul Waheed
Jul 21, 2012 09:20am
Good to see that he showed trust on the joint investgation team and also recorded his statement. We wish that this high profile case is investigated in free and fair manner. Arsalan should also cooperate in the investigation.
Masood sadiq
Jul 24, 2012 10:08pm
Malik Riaz Hussain is former chief of Bahria town .. he resigned from his post before a year or so..having no doubt on NAB team reflects that he respects the order of SC and NAB
Jul 26, 2012 05:08am
No, he has resigned