The Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik’s video confirming influence to punish Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and subsequent press release coupled with media analysis and unrealistic Govt stance has deepened the consequences of this episode.
Hashmat Habib, President Tehreek e Tahafuz e Adlia in his comments said this was a simple case of forensic analysis to confirm its validity or otherwise; but as a habit Govt has confused public dragging the judiciary at trial.
Hashmat Habib said biased and prejudiced judgments were always struck down. Similarly, Judge’s press release has confirmed the existence of video. Therefore, the court shall have no way out except to act upon the settled law and set aside the judgment against Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. He said this is a very serious issue touching the independence and dignity of the court.
Therefore, Supreme Court should take immediate action and stop its publicity and give direction to Islamabad High Court to decide appeal urgently. Otherwise, the damage caused to judiciary will be irreparable, the senior lawyer added