ISLAMABAD - Real estate tycoon Malik Riaz on Tuesday submitted an appeal with the Supreme Court to review the formation of the ‘Shoaib Suddle Commission’. Malik Riaz’s attorney Zahid Bukhari said the commission formed to investigate the Arsalan Iftikhar case was illegal.
The petition challenged the legitimacy of the commission formed by the apex court.
Talking to reporters outside the Supreme Court building, Bukhari said the August 30 decision by the apex court had changed Pakistan’s judicial history. He said an investigative commission could not be formed on the basis of ‘personal choices’. “After the decision, everyone should submit requests to choose their own investigative commissions comprising of individuals and institutions,” he added.
Moreover, he said his client Riaz wished to dignify the apex court. He said Raiz and his family were being entangled in various cases and decisions had been taken in absence of the lawyers of Malik Riaz.
He said an inquiry commission was formed where a government official or institution was involved. Bukhari said it seemed that Suddle would be unable to undertake the investigation in a transparent manner. He said Suddle had a pending murder case registered against him.