Pakistan Cyber Force: Arsalan Iftikhar case: Malik Riaz escaped from Pakistan

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Arsalan Iftikhar case: Malik Riaz escaped from Pakistan

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Karachi: The ‘familygate’, which is also becoming ‘anchorgate’, is one of the most important cases in the judicial history of Pakistan. On June 6, Chief Justice Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took a suo moto notice against his son, Arsalan Iftikhar, and Bahria Town’s Malik Riaz, after reports littered news channels that Arsalan was given up to Rs.400 million.


There are reports that when on the one hand Supreme Court summoned Malik Riaz with proofs, on the other hand he was planning to escape from Pakistan.


When on June 6, Arsalan Iftikhar appeared in court, Riaz was missing. On being asked, his staff officer told Supreme Court that he was not being contacted. Riaz was actually leaving Pakistan in that very moment. The ruling PPP and bureaucracy , according to the reports, are behind his escape to Dubai. Malik Riaz is also wanted by NAB in a corruption case of Rs65 billion.


According to Civil aviation Authority record, at 1pm on that day, a plane landed on Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, which had taken off from Lahore, a CAA official told The News Tribe. The plane was owned by Riaz, with call sign ‘Bahria town 001’. The Beechcraft B-114 landed on the airport’s Bay number 64. TNT’s Karachi correspondent reported that before the plane landed, a Bilawal House official, along with two other men, was present in the airport’s apron area. Being a protocol officer, he was not a new face for intelligence agencies.


No one came out of the plane when it landed, and when FIA Immigration Sub Inspector reached the scene, he was told that the two persons would fly abroad without either an exit stamp or filling immigration card. At first, the sub inspector showed reluctance but finally toed the line. After the process was completed, the plane took off to Dubai at 1.50pm.


One of the two persons who were sent abroad in such an ambiguous manner was Malik Riaz, said an FIA official, who declined to be named. The correspondent added that on June 8, just after five minutes President Zardari’s plane landed in Karachi, the ‘secret’ plane also touched the airport’s runway, though there was nobody inside. Now the Supreme Court is told that Riaz was abroad for ‘health’ reasons. One of the top-notch property tycoons, Malik Riaz is said to have links with  eminent media personalities.

(The News Tribe)

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