chief justice detaches himself from sons case CJ decides not to be part of bench hearing case against his own son

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has decided to distance himself from the case pertaining to the financial impropriety scandal against his son Dr Arslan Iftikhar, Express News reported on Thrusday.

As the financial impropriety scandal hearing began in the Supreme Court, Attorney General (AG) Irfan Qadir, once again objected to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s inclusion in the three-member bench to hear his own son’s case.

The chief justice, however, chose not to put much emphasis on the attorney general’s comments and proceeded with the hearing but later decided to quit the bench.

“The Quran says you are responsible for your own actions, not your children’s,” the chief justice said.

“We have faith and believe in Allah,” added Justice Chaudhry.

As per the short order of the court, a special bench will be formed now which will begin the hearing by 2pm.

Earlier, Qadir had objected to the bench, saying it was “against the code of conduct” for the chief justice to hear the case.

A senior anchorperson of a private TV channel, while recording their statement, claimed that Malik Riaz showed them documents according to which Riaz’s son-in-law financed all purchases and payments for Arsalan Iftikhar while he was in London.

No evidence to prove the same was presented. via, express tribune

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