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Court acquits three accused in judge video scandal case

Court acquits three accused in judge video scandal case
September 7, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Magistrate Saqib Jawad acquitted all the three accused in the judge video scandal case on Saturday. Earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had cleared the three accused of charges and submitted the report to court. According to the investigation report, no evidence was found against Nasir Janjua, Khurram Yousaf and Ghulam Jillani and hence they have been discharged. On the other hand, Islamabad District and Sessions Judge Shaista Kundi recused herself from hearing the case. On August 23, the Supreme Court (SC) had dismissed all the petitions against former accountability court judge Arshad Malik in video scandal case. On August 20, the SC had ordered to send Accountability Court former judge Arshad Malik to the Lahore High Court immediately. Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked that Judge Arshad’s video in Multan had been confirmed. “Why has the federal government stopped Judge Arshad Malik in the capital? Hundreds of honest judges are ashamed of the character of this judge,” he remarked. He said that remarked that Judge Arshad’s video in Multan had been confirmed. Expressing indignation at the FIA, Justice Azmat Saeed said that the FIA had not get the forensic done of the video yet about whom the entire country is questioning. “If Nasir Butt’s record and original video is unavailable, the FIA should have done the forensic of the cam video,” he remarked. The attorney general assured the court that the judge would be repatriated to his respective court.
Video leak controversy
On July 6, Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, once again attacked on the judiciary and released alleged recorded video related to Judge Arshad Malik. The video released by Maryam Nawaz regarding Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik is real or fake, nothing can be said yet. She attempted to present video as proof with unclear audio. Maryam Nawaz claimed that the person showed in the video during the meeting with Arshad Malik is lover of Nawaz Sharif. Nasir Butt met with the accountability court judge at his residence.

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