ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Registrar Office has rejected the application filed by Dr Arsalan Iftikhar to register an FIR against real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, Geo News reported.
The court office noted that the case is being heard in the court, so the application be placed before it.
Arsalan had asked the court to direct police authorities to register an FIR against Malik Riaz for running a campaign against him in the media.
PPI adds: Iftikhar, in his plea, stated that Riaz had claimed during a talk-show on a private TV channel that he has pictures of Iftikhar's family, which was a very serious matter and should be thoroughly investigated.
He requested the court to bar him (Riaz) from posting the so-called material or evidence on social media websites including Twitter, pleading that the material should be presented before the court as the matter was sub-judice.
He asked the court to direct the police authorities to register an FIR against Malik Riaz for running a campaign against him in the media.
The petition stated that Malik Riaz had in the past shunned from fulfilling his legal responsibilities and also alleged that he has violated the law by not appearing in the court despite being summoned.
The petition moreover said that if Riaz had any evidence against Arsalan, then that evidence should be submitted, otherwise action should be taken and offices of Bahria Town should be sealed.
Arsalan moreover requested that he had been provided security as he was no longer living at his family residence.