Contempt case: SC gives six days to Malik Riaz’s lawyer for preparation

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday gave six days to Dr Basit, the counsel of property tycoon Malik Riaz, and adjourned the hearing of case the in contempt of court case till July 4.

A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Shakirullah Jan hearing a contempt case against Riaz said that they give respect to those who respect to the court, adding that they had not put Mali Riaz’s name in Exit Control List (ECL) even the petitions were filed in the apex court.

During the hearing, Dr Basit said that he was appointed counsel of Malik Riaz on Wednesday there he should be provided three weeks to prepare the case. He added that he didn’t knew that who was prosecutor in the case.

The bench remarked that they had already given two weeks to Riaz in the case, adding that the case could be prepared in one day.

The bench also rejected Dr Basit’s plea to bring Arsalan Ifitkhar case’s record. However, the court gave 6-day time to Dr Basit to prepare the case.