Malik Riaz threatened by CJP with highest ever fine in the history of Pakistan
*ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s top judge has asked real estate mogul Malik Riaz to pay Rs1 trillion for encroaching on government land in Islamabad.*
The Supreme Court was hearing the Margalla Hill’s tree-felling case on Wednesday.
“You must pay for encroaching on the government’s land,” Chief Justice Saqib Nisar told Malik Riaz, who is the founder and chairman of Bahria Town. “Please arrange for Rs1,000 billion before the next hearing.”
Riaz remarked that he doesn’t even have Rs100 billion. “Even the United States won’t have that much money,” he said.
“If you don’t have the money, then who does? Malik Riaz has the money of the entire country,” the top judge said.