Last month a video of Pakistan’s renowned real estate tycoon Malik Riaz’s nephew Nasir Malik went viral on social media where Malik is seen ordering his guards to open fire on General Secretary of Kennel Club Pakistan (KCP) after losing a dog show at Race course (Jilani Park).
Pressure on Law Enforcement: The FIR of the incident was lodged by the club’s president Colonel (r) KM Roy but it named the victims of the firing as ‘aggressors’ while the police were allegedly pressured not to register the counter FIR of the wounded general secretary. The incident is being described as yet another case of misuse of power by the business tycoon’s family.
Earlier misuse of power by Riaz’s family: Last year, videos went viral of two family members of Malik Riaz who broke into the house of a local model Uzma Khan who allegedly had an extramarital affair with her husband. Notwithstanding the public display of assault and abuse, the women who had attacked the house walked-free after an out of court settlement was made with the model.
Why it happened?: Last month’s bizzare event at Jilani Park was not a one-off event, but readily connected with a chain of events indicating the collusion between Malik Nasir and president Roy. It is alleged that Malik Nasir, acquired a temporary membership of the club a few years back and since then he wanted to be the permanent member of the club.
According to the constitution of the club, only the executive committee of the club can decide permanent memberships. With the help of President, he tried to overrun the procedure. However, after the resistance of some members the matter was forwarded to the committee, but he was not able to get the 2/3rd majority of votes required to be a permanent member of the club.
It is pertinent to note that executive committee is elected by permanent members and after becoming a member Malik would have become eligible running for the office too. Amidst these series of events, Malik developed a personal grudge against some of the members whom he blamed for not approving his membership.
The Punjab Bar Council condemned the false FIR registered against the General Secretary of the club Nassrullah Khan advocate.
The misuse of wealth and power by the elite has become a constant source of fear by the general masses and such acts need to be dealt with an iron fist in order to send a message to the public that their safety is state’s utmost priority and rule of law is above all the money and influence that these wealthy individuals possess.