Rawalpindi: Court suspends arrest warrant against Bahria Town management
RAWALPINDI: Suspending the arrest warrant issued against the Bahria Town management, Anti-Corruption Judge Chaudhry Ameer Muhammad Khan has adjourned the hearing in the case to July 2. The same court had issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Malik Riaz of Bahria Town, his son Ali Riaz Malik and five others.
The counsel for Bahria Town, Qaiser Qureshi, told the court that the district public prosecutor had not assisted the court properly during the hearing when it issued the non-bailable arrest warrant against his clients whereas the petition to ascertain the jurisdiction in the instant case is being heard by the high court.
The defence counsel showed the court June 6 order wherein the district public prosecutor himself had stated that a case regarding the court’s jurisdiction is being heard by the high court. The counsel told the court that the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench issued a stay order in the same case and its record has been sealed by the high court, so this court cannot proceed with the case. Therefore, the arrest warrant issued on June 21 is illegal. After hearing the arguments of the defence counsel, the court suspended its order of June 21 till further order.