ISLAMABAD: Attorney of Malik Riaz, Zahid Bukhari, claimed on Thursday that the investigations over Arsalan-Iftikhar case have been put to halt, DawnNews reported.
He claimed that the rumours, that the investigations were still in progress, were wrong.
Bukhari said that Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, never appeared before the investigation officer.
He said that his client Riaz had already raised the issue before the apex court that investigations should not have been stopped after the statement of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Prosecutor General K K Agha.
Bukhari said that although the NAB had removed the controversial members off the team but still the investigations have not started.
He said that this impression was wrong that he wanted to delay the hearing of the case for a long period of time. Adding that, he wanted quick justice of the case.
Earlier, K.K. Agha had informed the court that two members of the JIT (SP Islamabad Faisal Bashir Memom and FIA’s Nasarullah Godal) who had been accused by Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, of being partial, had been taken out of the team, leaving the remaining three members, all belonging to NAB, to investigate the matter.