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Real estate tycoon Malik Riaz waves as he leaves the Supreme Court on his contempt of court case in Islamabad. – File photo by AFP
Real estate tycoon Malik Riaz. — Photo by AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Property tycoon Malik Riaz submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court to review the formation of the ‘Shoaib Suddle Commission’ here on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

Riaz’s attorney Zahid Bukhari said that the commission formed to investigate the Arsalan Iftikhar case was illegal.

The petition challenged the legitimacy of the ‘Shoaib Suddle Commission’ which was formed by the apex court.

Speaking to media representatives outside the Supreme Court building before submitting the request, Bukhari said that the Aug 30 decision by the apex court has changed Pakistan’s judicial history.

He added that an investigative commission cannot be formed on the basis ‘personal choices.

After such a decision, everyone should submit requests to choose their own investigative commissions comprising of individuals and institutions, he added.

Moreover, he said that his client Riaz wished to dignify the apex court.

Bukhari, on the basis of a news report, claimed that Dr. Shoaib Suddle had attended the wedding of Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar.

Apparently, it seems that Suddle would be unable to undertake the investigation in a transparent manner, he added.

Furthermore, Bukhari also said that Suddle has a pending murder case registered against him, adding that if there was any justice here, it would have been obvious.