SC issues show cause notice to Riaz

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice to business tycoon Malik Riaz in the contempt of court case. Malik Riaz has been summoned by the apex court on Thursday.

The contempt of court petition filed by Advocate Ashraf Gujjar in regards to Malik Riaz’s news conference is being heard by a three member bench of the Supreme COurt headed by Justice Shakirullah Jan.

The Supreme Court has also taken suo moto notice of the same news conference on the request of the Registrar.

During proceedings the bench hearing the case remarked that the news conference was contempt of court and an attempt to undermine the authority of the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, Malik Riaz held a fiery news conference pertaining to the Arsalan Iftikhar case. It was during this news conference that Riaz had asked the Chief Justice to reveal details of meetings and also how long he had known about the Arsalan Iftikhar’s alleged dealings.

Riaz had said that he was not scared of being called for contempt or sent to prison.

Meanwhile speaking to the media earlier, Riaz’s counsel Zahid Bukhari distanced himself from the news conference stating that this was Malik Riaz’s personnel complains.

via SC issues show cause notice to Riaz.