Supreme Court rejects Malik Riaz’ plea to leave for abroad

SC rejects Malik Riaz’ plea to exempt him from appearing in court and allow leaving for abroad.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Shakirullah Jan heard the contempt case against business tycoon Malik Riaz.

During the case proceeding, advocate Abdul Basit said his client Malik Riaz was attending all proceedings despite being not well. Therefore, court should allow him to leave for abroad for medical treatment.

Rejecting the plea, Justice Shakirullah Jan said court did not add Riaz’ name in exit control list (ECL) despite objections, adding that all cases subjecting to the press conference will be heard in time.

The bench rejected Abdul Basit’s request to summon Arsalan Iftikhar’s record, saying that the current case has no connection with Arsalan graft case.

Meanwhile, Malik Riaz’ counsel requested the court to extend the deadline for submission of reply to three weeks on which the bench replied they had already given extra time and later directed him to submit the reply by July 3.

The bench also directed Malik Riaz to appear before the court in person and adjourned the hearing till July 4.