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IHC moved for investigations into Saqib Nisar's audio tape, allegations against judiciary

IHC moved for investigations into Saqib Nisar's audio tape, allegations against judiciary
November 27, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking a commission for investigations into an alleged audio tape by former chief justice Saqib Nisar and other allegations against the judiciary.

The petition has been filed by Sindh High Court Bar Association president Salahuddin Ahmed and Judicial Commission member Syed Haider Imam Rizvi.

The petitioners contended that the audio tape gives the impression that the judiciary is under pressure from external powers. "It is mandatory to determine whether the audio tape is original or fake. The judiciary should form an independent commission to protect its name," he added.

They said that the audio tape had damaged the dignity of the judiciary. "It is necessary to restore the confidence of the people in the independent and impartial judiciary," they maintained.

The petitioners demanded that an independent commission comprising of civil society members, journalists, lawyers and judges should be formed for a probe into the matter.

The Law secretary, Home secretaries of all four provinces have been made the party in the case.