SC asks government to complete investigation into Bahria Icon Tower
Islamabad: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the government to finalize the investigation into Bahria Icon Tower Case and submit a final reference copy by the 6th of July.
A two-member judge consisting of Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmad issued the order during hearing of Dr. Dinshah’s bail application.
Meanwhile, the court showed anger over the fact that co-accused Zain Malik, who is the brother-in-law of Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz is still yet to be arrested. “Why NAB has not arrested Zain Malik yet while he and Dr. Dinshah were the partners and Dr. Dinshah is arrested?” Asked Justice Qazi Amin.
He further asked about the chief minister who has approved the allocation of land for Bahria Icon Tower, Karachi.
“Why NAB is protecting the accused from the law and whether is it allowed to construct a superlative building on the state land?” Justice Amin acquired.
The NAB officials informed the court that the land of Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim was allotted for Bahria Icon Tower. Advocate Mian Rauf, lawyer of Dr. Dinshah stated that Dr. Dinshah was appointed as the advisor to the chief minister in September 2008 while the land for Bahria Icon Tower was allotted in April 2008.
Justice Bandial Further asked if Dr. Dinshah has any dispute with the government before being appointed as an advisor? On the other hand, Justice Qazim Amin stated that there is no need to look deeper into the documents and details for such things as everything is clearly mentioned on the wall.
Later the case was adjourned till the 6th of July, 2020.