Dr Arsalan case: British journalist denies contacting anyone


Terming media reports as “made up”, British journalist Christina Lamb denied having contacted anyone regarding the financial impropriety case against Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Earlier, media reports had claimed that the chief of Bahria Town, Malik Riaz, had approached Lamb — the Washington bureau chief of Sunday Times — to “break the news” about the scandal when the chief justice was scheduled to come to receive the International Jurists Award-2012.
The reports further claimed that this move was planned to “bring a bad name” to the chief justice and might also force him to resign.
However, in her tweet on Sunday, she said: christinalamb [email protected], any purported quotes from me on CJ issue are made up, all I know is what I’ve read in the media and have spoken to no one!
Following media reports that Dr Arsalan had received between Rs300 and Rs400 million from Malik Riaz to influence judicial proceedings, the chief justice had taken a suo moto notice and had summoned him and Bahria Town’s chief.
Malik Riaz, however, did not appear before the court and a personal staff officer had informed the court that he was in the United Kingdom, undergoing medical treatment.


  1. This is purely KHAKI,s and ZARADARI AND COMPANY JOINT VENTURE !CHEIF has become intolerable to both of them now! Zardari and Gilani can save their skins and looted money , only through martial law.Gilani has said in Lahore to day that martial law will not come in arslan case !what does it mean ? if they can get rid of the CHEIF, well and good!otherwise , they will step in on one pretext or the other !

  2. LET go my son, or your son will be dealt in same way!!! Gilani messge to CJ written all over it!

  3. CJ order a full investigation and lets get to the bottom of this. They(Gilani and Zardari) are out get you but we the public are with you

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  5. i hve 1 q 2 all…
    hmari country ko ab koi Qaid_e_azam jasa leader ni mila ga?
    q sb log apna bara mn sochna mn masroof hn..
    kaya ya mulk hmara ni ha?

  6. but 1 leader is there in pakistan, who will restore the actual democracy. and he is imran khan. last hope for pakistani nation.

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  8. like these incidents in the country will go on as Drama Qadri has given long traditions to the people of Pakistan.Such dramas like Qadri must be discouraged as such IBNUL WAQT PEOPLE tries to make the innocent people fool. The current government is also involved in this drama.

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