Arsalan case: AG refuses to share details with SC registrar
29 June, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Attorney General (AG) of Pakistan Irfan Qadir has refused to give details of progress in the investigation of chief justice's son Dr Arsalan Iftikhar's case to Supreme Court's Registrar Dr Faqir Hussain.
Sources in the AG office told our sources that the AG refused to give any detail to the SC registrar, instead asking him who had authorised him to consult him (AG) regarding the matter.
Meanwhile, Dr Faqir has confirmed that he had contacted the AG, seeking the notification regarding the constitution of an investigation team in the case, but Qadir told him that he had referred the matter to NAB, and expressed ignorance about the formation of a probe team.
The AG had on June 20 asked the NAB chairman to constitute a joint investigation team to probe Dr Arsalan's case and submit a report fortnightly to him on the progress of the investigation.
It has been also learnt that Sardar Ishaq, counsel for Dr Arsalan, had also written a letter to NAB chairman and AG, warning them not to cross their limits during the investigation of the matter.
Ishaq confessed he wrote the letters, seeking fair investigation into the case. He claimed to have information that the government would nominate controversial members for the investigation team.
NAB has already constituted a three-member committee to probe Dr Arsalan's case, which pertains to alleged suspicious business dealings between the chief justice's son and real estate tycoon Malik Riaz.