Property tycoon faces perjury charge

ISLAMABAD, Dec 28: An additional sessions judge, Islamabad on Friday admitted a petition, seeking criminal case against property tycoon Malik Riaz, his son Ali Riaz and police officials for allegedly implicating the petitioner in a murder case.

Judge Wajid Ali, on the petition filed by Dr Shafiqur Rehman, owner of Allied Developers, a private construction company, issued notices to Malik Riaz, his son Ali Riaz, two inspectors of Islamabad police, Ahmed Kamal and Younis Gujjar, and directed them to submit their reply by January 8.

According to the petition, a Bahria Town security guard, Fayyaz, was murdered on August 14, 2008 in a clash with the security staff of a private housing scheme, Eden Garden.

Besides nominating the original culprits, Malik Riaz decided to implicate his business rivals in the murder case to blackmail them into surrendering their land to him.

Initially, the petition said, BT’s security supervisor Shaukat Ali got an FIR registered against 13 employees of Eden Garden as well as 70 unknown people on August 14, 2008 accusing them of murdering the security guard.

The petition alleged that after one year of the murder of the security guard, Malik Riaz met Dr Shafiq and suggested him to surrender 900 kanals located adjacent to Bahria Town phase I to VII near G.T. Road, Rawalpindi. But Dr Shafiq refused. Continue reading

LDA seals 35 properties

LAHORE, Dec 28: Lahore Development Authority’s Commercialisation Directorate on Friday sealed 35 properties in the city after their owners failed to deposit the requisite fee despite being issued notices.

The properties sealed are situated on College Road in Township. The officials said the drive against defaulters would continue. Continue reading