ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected property tycoon Malik Riaz’s plea, in which he had requested the apex court to stop the proceedings of the commission, led by Federal Tax Ombudsman Dr Shoaib Suddle to investigate the graft scandal involving Riaz and the Chief Justice’s son Arsalan Iftikhar, DawnNews reported.
A two-member bench consisting of Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif heard review petition of Malik Riaz.
Riaz’s Attorney Zahid Bukhari said that forming a commission over the case between two individual was unprecedented in the judicial history.
Bukhari said that his client appealed to the apex court because he felt that the court orders were not being implemented properly.
He pleaded that a stay order should be issued against the commission.
The apex court said that it can not issue stay order without listening the point of view of other parties to the case.
The court issued notices to all the parties to the case to present their statements before the SC and adjourned the hearing until October 30.
Malik Riaz submitted an appeal to the SC on Sept 11 to review the formation of the commission. Bukhari claimed that the ‘Shoaib Suddle commission’ was formed without his client’s consultation.