Islamabad: Business tycoon Malik Riaz filed a first information report (FIR) at Lohi Bher police station against people he alleges have blackmailed him, he was accompanied by his lawyer Dr. Babar Awan.

He lodged the FIR about his being blackmailed and nominated three individuals, Lt. Colonel (retd) Tariq Kamal, Dr. Shafiq and dismissed Colonel Khalid Rasheed in the FIR.

The FIR alleges that the the blackmailers are trying to destroy the reputation of Malik Riaz and Bahria Town, and says that the blackmailers had already been paid once and were now asking for more money. The blackmailers have already received Rs 50 million on 28 June 2013 and assured that there would be no further blackmailing. The FIR further states that 15 days ago Colonel (retd) Tariq Kamal issued another threat.

Speaking to the media, Babar Awan said his client Malik Riaz had submitted documents and CCTV video from his office as evidence with the FIR.

Awan added that during his professional career Malik Riaz and been extorted by several individuals. “It is now the responsibility of the media and national institutions to bring forward the truth.”