ISLAMABAD, June 12: Malik Riaz, the real estate tycoon, on Tuesday, moments after he dropped a bombshell in the Supreme Court, broke open gates on unbelievable revelations, during his press talk with claims that he had held secret meeting with Pakistan top adjudicatorin presence of a senior judge and his son Arsalan Iftikhar, who is currently in the eye of storm for accepting favours amounting to Rs400 million.
Malik Riaz, often suspected to have been in close contacts with the top political figures and government functionaries, told media personnel, that one of the meeting was arranged at the house of his close aide Ahmed Khalil in which the Chief Justice met the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Holding the Holy Quran in his hand, he asked the Chief Justice to inform the nation about the objectives of such behind the doors meetings.
Narrating details of the events and reasons for showering undue favours upon son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Riaz said through an interlocutor Ahmed Khalil, also a common friend with his son in law Salman Ahmed, Pakistani-Brit businessman, Arsalan assured him to get favourable adjudication upon the pending cases before his father.
“I have been a poor man and rose to this status after my personal struggle,” he said.
He said that he has never been witness to court’s proceedings throughout his life and never visited any police station but the Chief Justice’s son who has become a “Don” tried to create influence upon judiciary and he is being cornered without any reasons.
The main figures of latest controversy also claimed that judiciary in Pakistan was held hostage and it was not independent as evident from his personal experience.
“I am ready to face the trial and even made up mind to languish in jail for my assertions,” he said.
Earlier, in the Court, his attorney Zahid Hussain, provided documentary evidences about the Rs400 million scam involving Chief Justice Chaudhry’s son.