Allegations against Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry aimed to paralyse judiciary: Imran (Lead)

June 14th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said the allegations being levelled against Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry are actually meant to paralyse the superior judiciary, Daily Times reported Thursday.

Expressing the support of his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to the country’s judiciary, Imran Khan said the target was not only the chief justice but the entire Supreme Court.

Pakistani tycoon Malik Riaz has accused Justice Chaudhry of turning a blind eye to his son’s wrongdoings and claimed that the chief justice was aware of his son’s activities much before he took suo motu notice of it last week.

Appearing before court Tuesday, Riaz detailed the alleged payments he made to Arsalan Iftikhar over the past three years, including for his foreign visits, stay at high-end hotels in London and Monte Carlo, and picking up his gambling losses.

Imran Khan said Riaz has turned Pakistan into an auction house by allegedly paying money to politicians, generals, journalists and bureaucrats.

He said Riaz should reveal the names of the people he claims to have bought and they be held accountable too.

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