Govt decides to not take immediate action against judge Arshad Malik

Pakistan: High Court orders removal of judge who convicted Nawaz Sharif after video leak

He claimed that PML-N representatives Nasir Janjua and Mahar Jilani had offered him hefty bribes in exchange for a favourable verdict in the corruption references and had threatened him with dire consequences if he failed to comply.

But while speaking to a private TV channel form London Hussain Nawaz has rejected the allegations and has maintained that the case is before a court of law.

A senior Pakistani judge was sacked on Friday following a scandal over blackmail claims relating to the jailing of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges, the law ministry said. The affidavit is like a much delayed FIR.

"The law ministry has stopped Arshad sahab from working for now", he said, adding that in his affidavit, Justice Malik has said he issued the verdict against Sharif "without any pressure or intimidation".

People are questioning why did not he report to his boss while he was receiving threats from the Sharif family?


He said that it was only after he refused to accept the lucrative bribes and give in to threats, the PML-N VP held the controversial presser where she released the "manipulated" videotapes, wherein, she had claimed, the judge had confessed to giving the verdict under pressure.

Judge Arshad Malik in an affidavit submitted to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday 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". She asked why her father was not being released if the judge who had given the verdict in the case against him was removed.

The judge said Nasir Janjua had claimed that he had about Rs100 million in euros as advance payment of which Rs20 million was in the auto he had arrived in.

He said that he met the former premier at his Jati Umra residence on April 6, 2019, where he told Nawaz that the decision was on merit.

Nawaz, who has thrice been the prime minister of Pakistan, was sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted by an accountability court in the case. "The two held a meeting with me in which Janjua claimed that I was appointed as the judge for accountability court-II on the personal recommendation of a high-profile government figure with close relations with the PML-N", the judge stated. Therefore, he requested the court to summon the record, video footage of the press conference, from Pemra. In a series of posts shared on Twitter, Maryam said the matter was not about the removal of a judge but about suspending the verdict that the judge had issued.

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