In a historic judgment by Supreme Court of Pakistan , the judges have ordered an action against Malik Riaz (real estate mafia lord), Salman (Son in law of Malik Riaz) and Arsalan Iftikhar Chaudhry (Chief Justice’s own son).
We salute Chief Justice and Supreme Court for showing us that, at least in their eyes, no one is above the law.
SC orders action against Riaz, Salman and Arsalan
ISLAMABAD: A two member bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif have concluded hearing of the Arsalan Iftikhar suo moto case and issued its short order.
In the short order the Supreme Court directed Attorney General Ifran Qadir to take strict action against Malik Raiz, Salman Ahmed (Riaz’s son-in-law) and Arsalan Iftikhar according to the law. The court said that the three had the right to a transparent trial.
The court ruled that Malik Riaz tried to buy justice, adding those giving bribes and those taking it were both sinners.
The two member bench also rejected the plea of Malik Riaz’s counsel Zahid Bukhari to form a commission or send the case to an investigation agency.
The short order was written on the basis of statements recorded by parties in the case along with those of Hamid Mir, Kamran Khan and Shaheen Sehbai.
Shaheen Sehbai admitted that the son of the CJ was targeted to hatch a conspiracy against the judiciary.
The order further said that Malik Riaz had accepted that despite spending more than Rs340 million he could not get relief. The media should not be used by such persons who do not respect the law and constitution, the order said.
Today mass relies are being held by Egyptian opposition and civil society against the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. There are reports that pro-Mubarak or pro-dictatorship groups have also jumped into the situation. There are reports of clashes between the two forces though the number of people in opposition is still greater. According to reports millions of opposition people marched in Cairo to demand the removal of Mubarak regime.
This was expected as Egyptian Army and Government backed by their foreign masters from Pentagon and Israel were playing dirty games. They are trying to hijack the revolution through their puppets in politics and establishment, and also they want to give an impression as if there is a huge so-called silent majority which supports Mubarak. I think Mubarak regime is playing the same dirty game which Musharraf was playing with the help of Army and foreign masters. Musharraf also came to a deal with corrupt political forces which were used to hijack opposition grounds. I hope Egyptians will not fall into the trap in which Pakistanis fell.
Best of Luck Justice and Freedom loving people of Egypt, Tunisia,Jordan and others.
Egypt opposition says Friday demo still on : The News
Source : http://www.thenews.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=10480
CAIRO: An Egypt opposition plan to hold a massive anti-regime demonstration on Friday is still on, in defiance of an army order for people to return home, a leading organiser said Wednesday.
“The demonstrators are determined to hold massive demonstrations on Friday, dubbed ‘Friday of Departure’,” the organiser said, requesting anonymity for security reasons.