Arsalan Iftikhar review petition: SC accedes to Malik Riaz objections


Acknowledging the objections raised by real estate tycoon Malik Riaz over the judicial bench, the Supreme Court on Wednesday declared that the review petition will be heard only when the two-member bench was made available for the purpose. At a previous hearing, the counsel for Malik Riaz, Zahid Hussain Bukhari requested the court against the constitution of a new bench as according to him, the same bench which had given the August 30 decision should hear this matter. The SC’s three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, heard the review petition filed by Riaz against Dr Shoaib Suddle Commission, which is probing the Arsalan Iftikhar-Malik Riaz case. The other members of the bench are Ejaz Afzal Khan and Ijaz Ahmad. The bench reserved its judgement over Bukhari’s objections put forward during Tuesday’s hearing.