LONDON: Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan Dr Faqir Hussain has gone way beyond his jurisdiction in asking for tax returns and receipts’ verification directly from the companies that provided services to Dr Arsalan.
Well-placed sources told Online that the companies that provided services to Arsalan allegedly on Malik Riaz’s expense received multiple emails from the Registrar last night.
“The emails from Dr Faqir remained pouring in till 3:30 am,” said a source in one of these companies. These mails were perturbing as “he (the Registrar) was asking about our tax returns and details of postings of this tinny income from buddy Arsalan in our accounts,” he added.
“From the text of the emails, the Registrar appeared to be either in panic or simply unaware of his attempts replicating “coram non judice. Before righting to us, the apex court’s administrator must know that businesses based or operating in London are protected under the Data Protection Act especially in matters related to personal finances.”
“Even if a London authority or investigator intended to inquire about the details of some personal expanses from a bank or a hotel, it needs to go through a high court judge or Crown Court Judge,” a local Attorney told Online. The way in which your apex court’s Registrar has moved is tantamount to be contamination of the evidence.
The sources said that the said companies are not answerable to the Registrar Supreme Court and they would contact their counsels through their respective governments at earliest.
It may be mentioned that Riaz Malik during his press conference provided the receipts of the companies including Hellen Park Hotel London, Habib Bank A.G. Zurich London, Marriot Hotel and the company which rented out Range Rover to Arsalan Iftikhar as a evidence.
The Supreme Court is not authorised to probe against anybody , whereas the inquiry from its Registrar has started the apprehensions among the legal and constitutional circles of the country.
Malik Riaz has submitted record comprising 83 pages in Supreme Court in which three tours of CJP’s son to London were discussed and it was told that total 340.25 million rupees were incurred.