ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday has accepted the unconditional apology of Business tycoon Malik Riaz in contempt of court case and taken back its notice against him.

A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah ended the contempt of court proceedings against Riaz after accepting his written apology.

“No witness testimonies were brought before the commission formed for this matter,” CJP Khosa said.

The case had been pending for the past seven years.

The Case:

During a 2012 press conference, Malik Riaz had called Arsalan Iftikhar [the son of the then chief justice Chaudhry Muhammad Iftikhar] a don who was running the judiciary. The property tycoon had accused the then chief justice of holding late-night secret meetings.