The Supreme Court has accepted the apology of real estate magnate Malik Riaz and dropped contempt of court proceedings. Malik Riaz faced contempt charges for his press conference 7 years ago where he used contemptuous language against the higher judiciary of Pakistan.
Malik Riaz rendered submitted unconditional written apology before the supreme court.
The bench after observing that the apology seems bona fide and dropped the proceedings of contempt of court.
In 2012, Malik Riaz leveled allegations against the son of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. He alleged that the son of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry took money from him in order to influence cases against Malik Riaz in Supreme Court.
During a press conference, he leveled serious allegations against the chief justice and used contemptuous language against the judiciary.