Islamabad High Court (IHC) has decided to remove Mohammad Arshad Malik as judge of Accountability Court of Islamabad, according to former’s spokesperson.
In this regard, acting IHC Chief Justice Amir Farooq has inked a letter to Ministry of Law. The judge was surrounded with controversy after PML-N released a video which apparently claimed that Arshad Malik had been “pressurized and blackmailed” to convict former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia Mills reference.
Earlier in the day, the judge had written a letter to the IHC refuting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz’s allegations and a video purportedly showing the judge admitting to lack of evidence against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Earlier, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz on Saturday 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.
In the video, which she termed as “divine help” for her family, Maryam claimed, Judge Malik had pointed out the flaws in Nawaz’s corruption trial and acknowledged that he had been “blackmailed” and “pressured” into issuing a judgement against the PML-N. The veracity of the contents of the video or any of the claims made by Maryam have not been independently verified.
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17 July, 2019