Arsalan files petition against Riaz


Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar, on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court for the registration of a case against property tycoon Malik Riaz.
According to a private TV channel, the petition requested the court to direct authorities to register an FIR against Riaz for carrying out a propaganda campaign against him.
The petition stated that Riaz had in the past shunned from fulfilling his legal responsibilities.
It said despite being summoned, Riaz had failed to appear in court and had willfully flouted the orders of the apex court.
The petition moreover said that if Riaz had any evidence against Arsalan, then that evidence should be submitted by the Bahria Town administration. In case the evidence is not submitted, action should be taken and offices of Bahria Town should be sealed, it said.
It further said that four television anchors had stated that Riaz had video footage of Arsalan’s family which was a very serious matter and should be thoroughly investigated.
The petition said that such material should be produced in court instead of being released on the internet.
Arsalan moreover requested that he be provided security as he was no longer living at his family residence.