United Kingdom’s courts have ordered to revoke the 10 year visit visa granted to Pakistan’s property tycoon Malik Riaz and his only son Ahmad Ali Riaz Malik.

The visas of both father and son were originally cancelled on 10th December 2019 following which both of them appealed the cancellation decisions.

As per the judgement the decision to cancel the visas was communicated to the father son duo via a letter in January 2020. The words in the letter were as following:

“Your 10 year multi-entry United Kingdom visit visa valid from 28 July 2011, until 28 July 2021 was cancelled on 10 December 2019. You have submitted a Pre Action Protocol (PAP) letter against this decision. I have taken into consideration the submissions made by your legal representatives including the PAP letter, enclosed supporting documents and all other correspondence between Kingsley Napley LLP and UKVI regarding this matter. The decision to cancel your visa has been re-assessed and taking into account this additional information a fresh decision has been made. I am satisfied that the cancellation of your visa is appropriate at this time.

The judgement also discusses that why the visas of Malik Riaz and Ahmed Ali Riaz were cancelled in the following words of Lady Justice Nicola Davis,

“…whilst there has not been a criminal conviction against you I am satisfied on the balance of probabilities that you have been involved with corruption and financial/commercial misconduct. As a result, having regard to the UKs commitment to combat corruption and financial crime, I believe that your exclusion from the UK is conducive to the public good due to your conduct, character and associations…. I am satisfied that your visa should be cancelled under paragraph V 9.6 – with reference to paragraph V 3.3 – of the Immigration Rules. V 3.3 states the following: An application will be refused if the decision maker believes that exclusion of the applicant from the UK is conducive to the public good because, for example, the applicant’s conduct (including convictions which do not fall within paragraph V 3.4), character, associations, or other reasons, make it undesirable to grant their application.”

While deciding the appeal, Lady Justice Nicola Davies, Lord Justice Nugee and Lord Justice Snowden mantained the decision to revoke visa’s of both Malik Riaz & Ahmed Ali Riaz.