On Monday (July 15), a plea seeking inquiry of leaked audio/video tape of Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik and PML-N leader Nasir Butt, has been submitted to the Supreme Court (SC).
As per details, the plea has been filed by a resident namely, Akhtar, urging the apex court to order an inquiry into the matter. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has also urged the top court to take notice of the matter and conduct an inquiry.
Earlier, 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.
Arshad Malik revealed other information related to the controversy. In an affidavit submitted to the IHC, Malik denied the contents of the video — which purportedly showed him admitting to a lack of evidence against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif — and termed them edited, fabricated, and aimed to defame him.
In his letter, he wrote that he was “contacted by two acquaintances, Mahar Jilani and Nasir Janjua with whom I met. “During this meeting Nasir Janjua claimed that it was on his specific and personal recommendation to an influential person in the then PML-N Government that I was appointed Judge, Accountability Court No. II, Islamabad,” he wrote, adding that he “was not keen to this position”.
When the trials were at the arguments stage, he continued, Janjua and Jilani came to him, offering a bribe worth “Rs. 100 million in Euros for me immediately available out of which the Euro equivalent of Rs. 20 million was laying in his car parked outside”.
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