The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday (Dec 26) conducted a raid at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s secretariat in Lahore’s Model Town in a case pertaining to Judge Arshad Malik video scandal.
The sources also said that the purpose of the raid was to confiscate material related to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz’s presser in the case judge video scandal. Meanwhile, PML-N leader Ata Tarar confirmed FIA’s raid, saying that the FIA took a computer hard drive in its custody. “This is Imran Khan Niazi’s fascism and a machination of his vengeance,” he mentioned.
“The cases which makes by the government against the opposition leaders, it could not prove any of them,” he maintained. Tarar further said that he will pay a visit today in the FIA, whereas former information minister Parvaiz Rashid and Uzma Bukhari have been issued summons for December 30.
PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz on July 6 came out with explosive claims regarding the trial that led to her father, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, being convicted and sentenced to prison, saying the entire judicial process was severely compromised. The video clip was played at the joint press conference led by senior PML-N leadership revealed a meeting between a party worker [Nasir Butt] and the accountability judge.
On the other hand, Arshad Malik while clarifying his position in this case had submitted an affidavit. In an affidavit submitted in IHC, Judge Malik had claimed he was offered Rs500 million by the son of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to resign on the pretext that he could “no longer deal with the guilt of having convicted the former premier under duress and without evidence”.
The judge further claimed that he was blackmailed after being shown the video and told to record an audio message that he delivered the verdicts to appease the “ruling elite” under immense pressure and that substantial evidence was not available against the former prime minister.
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