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Judge Arshad Malik sacked following video scandal

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  1. Morpheus

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    Judge Arshad Malik sacked following video scandal
    Web Desk On Jul 3, 2020 Last updated Jul 3, 2020

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    LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Friday sacked former Islamabad accountability court judge Arshad Malik, who handed the verdict against former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Still Mills case, ARY News reported.

    According to sources, a seven-member administrative committee headed by the chief justice took the decision upon completion of an investigation into the video scandal.

    Last year in July, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had removed judge Arshad Malik from his post and surrender his services back to the LHC. A spokesperson for the law ministry had said the decision of the judge’s removal was in light of the ongoing ‘video leak’ controversy.

    The chief justice of the IHC, in a letter, requested the Ministry of Law to remove Judge Arshad Malik till a decision on the controversy is revealed.

    Addressing a press conference alongside top PML-N leadership on July 6, 2019, Maryam Nawaz had shown reporters a video in which accountability court judge Arshad Malik can be heard saying that there was “no proof of corruption against the deposed premier” in the Al-Azizia reference.

    Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik, who sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to jail, had denied Maryam Nawaz’s allegations that the judge was blackmailed into convicting Nawaz without any evidence.


    https://arynews.tv/en/judge-arshad-malik-sacked-video-scandal/

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    So he is sacked based on video and indian agent gulali ismael is let go because videos were not accepted as evidence??
     
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    He is paving the way for Nawaz return? Probably got hefty amount to admit the guilt. Better check his assets before he leaves for abroad
     
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    Lahore High Court CJ sacks judge Arshad Malik




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    Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Friday dismissed the controversial, judge Arshad Malik from his post, sources told Geo News.

    According to the channel, the decision was taken by the administration committee of the LHC. The meeting was chaired by LHC CJ and attended by seven other senior judges.

    The other judges that attended the meeting included Justices Ameer Bhatti, Malik Shahzad Khan, Ayesha Malik, Shahid Waheed and Ali Baqar Najafi.

    Judge Malik's career went down the hill after PML-N in 2019 released a video clip purportedly showing the accountability court judge allegedly admitting to a lack of evidence against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference.

    PML-N Vice-President and Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz showed the alleged video and read out its transcript at a press conference lasting more than an hour.

    PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and other senior party leaders had accompanied Maryam Nawaz at the press conference at the time.

    The video purportedly shows the accountability court judge speaking to a PML-N worker named Nasir Butt and claiming that he was coerced to hand down the prison sentence against Nawaz Sharif despite there being no proof of corruption against the deposed premier.

    In December 2018, the accountability court judge had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in the same corruption case.

    'Decision proves Nawaz's innocence’

    PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif hailed the Lahore High Court's decision to dismiss judge Arshad Malik, saying that it proved his brother, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was innocent.

    Taking to Twitter, the former Punjab chief minister thanked God for the decision, adding that it had been proven that a three-time elected prime minister was handed an unjust verdict.

    Shehbaz said that after the decision, Nawaz's conviction should also be repealed.

    The Lahore High Court's administration committee's decision is actually evidence of Mohammad Nawaz Sharif's innocence, he said.

    "I would appeal to party workers and the masses to offer prayers in gratitude," he wrote.

    ‘Drop scene of an era’

    Commenting on the development, Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz said the judge’s dismissal is the drop scene of an era where certain judges were blackmailed through cronies.

    Taking to Twitter, Faraz said, “PML- N & it’s leadership should apologise to the nation for patronising blackmailing & corruption, traits of mafioso mindset.”


    Furthermore, Special Assistant to PM on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar said that the other character of this video scandal, Maryam Safdar, should also be brought to book by trying to influence the appeal through video.