Malik Riaz's objection to more time for commission rejected
17 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has rejected business tycoon Malik Riaz's objection over the plea of one-man commission of Dr Shoaib Suddle seeking 30 days to complete the probe into an alleged business deal between Riaz and Dr Arsalan Iftikhar.
A two-judge bench comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain is hearing Malik Riaz's review petition against the court's August 30 judgement in the Dr Arsalan case.
At the outset of the hearing, Zahid Bukhari, Riaz's counsel, objected to the commission's plea for more time to probe the matter. Bukhari pointed out that nobody was representing Suddle in the matter, which was sufficient ground to decline the plea.
Rejecting his plea, the bench found that granting more time to the commission was sole discretion of the court because of its administrative nature, adding a decision in the application for more time could be taken in the chamber as well.
The court then decided to resume hearing of Riaz's review petition on November 6.