British court UK maintains decision to cancel Malik Riaz, his son’s visas

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LONDON: A British court of appeal has maintained the decision of Home Office, cancelling Bahria Town founder Malik Riaz and his son Ahmed Ali Riaz’s 10-year multiple-entry visit visas.

The visas had been cancelled on the grounds that the exclusion of Malik Riaz and his so from the UK is conducive to the public good.

The decision had been taken by the Home Office after considering the National Crime Agency’s inquiry and £190 million settlement with the Bahria Town chief in 2019. It also considered JIT report investigating money deposited by Bahria Town into fake accounts and a reference filed by National Accountability Bureau in April 2019 linking the property giant to a probe into Karachi Land Developments.

UK court judgement quoting the Home Office said Malik Riaz and his son had been involved with financial/commercial misconduct and corruption.