Lahore:President Pakistan Muslim League, Chaudhry Shujat Hussain has said that close ties have existed for long between his family and Malik Riaz Hussain and that Malik Riaz Hussain has countless social and humanitarian services to his credit. According to the Pakistan Muslim League President, Malik Riaz Hussain is privy to many secrets behind the rise and fall of governments and their disclosure is liable to expose many so-called credible personalities. He expressed these views today in Lahore at a meeting with party office bearers and workers.
Chaudhry Shujat Hussain said that although there were people richer than Malik Riaz Hussain but they were not inclined to spend on others. He said the “baigamat” (wives) of the rich and the powerful let the food rot in their refrigerators and later have it thrown out instead of giving it to their servants. He said that certain individuals due to their personal animus and to show off their loyalties before someone were trying to exploit the recent developments. He advised the public to also keep in mind Malik Riaz Hussain’s various social and humanitarian services amid the current developments. Chaudhry Shujat Hussain while recounting Malik Riaz Hussain’s several services cited his help in billions of rupees for the relief and rehabilitation of the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods victims, his benevolent help to countless deserving individuals and charitable organisations and his Bahria Dastarkhwan initiative where innumerable hungry and poor were being daily fed throughout the country. He also referred to Malik Riaz Hussain’s noble gesture of paying Rs 13 crore as ransom money for the release of Pakistanis captured by Somali pirates. Chaudhry Shujat Hussain said that at his personal request, Malik Riaz Hussain had paid for the treatment of many poor and deserving cancer and heart patients. Calling Malik Riaz Hussain a self made man, Chaudhry Shujat Hussain said that being successful through sheer hard work was not a crime. He said that currently the work force in Malik Riaz Hussain’s business organisations numbered in lakhs and that Malik Riaz enjoyed the trust of Pakistanis at home and abroad. Chaudhry Shujat Hussain quoting Malik Riaz Hussain’s interview given to the media said that the present Punjab government had received 85 crore rupees from him against the Ashyana Housing Scheme and he had also constructed houses for 2010 flood victims. Commenting on his business credibility, Chaudhry Shujat Hussain said that he was personally aware of the overwhelming public interest in Malik Riaz Hussain’s housing projects and said that a few months back police had to be called in to control thousands of buyers gathered at Bahria Town Islamabad office for purchase of forms. He said that Malik Riaz Hussain’s business organisations enjoyed public trust and damaging this trust would serve no one’s interest.