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Malik Riaz not hopeful of justice from Suddle Commission

November 13, 2012

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

KARACHI: Former chief of Bahria Town Malik Riaz on Tuesday expressed his dissatisfaction regarding the Shoaib Suddle commission, saying he did not expect justice from it, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives after submitting a written statement, the business tycoon said that he did not accept the commission.

Riaz said that the commission had not yet asked him to submit his passport. He said that if the commission has asked him to do so, he would have submitted it.

Moreover, he said that former generals were investigated by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Zahid Bukhari, Malik Riaz’s lawyer, said that he had expressed concerns to the commission about not getting justice. He added that the commission’s duration ended on Oct 5 and therefore, the commission had no legal status any longer.

Bukhari added that commission had done work that it was not authorised for. No commission could be an autonomous organisation or court, he said.

He also said that the commission’s members were relatives of Arsalan Iftikhar’s family; therefore there were no expectations of justice from the commission.