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IHC orders Pakistan HC to decide Nasir Butt’s plea as per law

IHC orders Pakistan HC to decide Nasir Butt’s plea as per law
December 10, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday ordered the Pakistan High Commission to decide the application of Nasir Butt as per law in the judge video scandal case. Justice Amer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani had reserved the verdict after hearing the arguments of both parties. On October 30, the IHC had dismissed the plea of Nasir Butt, the key accused in the judge video scandal, against the Pakistan High Commission in London. Nasir Butt had filed the plea seeking order to get the documents testified. The court remarked that Nasir Butt had not surrendered to the court despite the court assurance. It remarked that Nasir Butt had not joined the investigations in the case against him. “Nasir Butt is not an affected person in the appeal in the Al-Azizia reference,” the court ruled. Nasir Butt’s counsel had stated that his client did not trust the system and he would not return to Pakistan. On October 5, Nasir Butt had moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking permission to attach extra documents to the appeal of former premier Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel Mill reference. Naseer Bhutta, counsel for Nasir Butt, stated that his client is the president of PML-N’s UK chapter for the last 14 years. “During the appeal of Nawaz Sharif, the video scandal of Judge Arshad Malik emerged. Baseless allegations were leveled against me in the affidavit and the press release of Judge Arshad Malik. The audio and video recording denial of Judge Arshad Malik is wrong. The allegation of hurling threats to give the verdict in favour of Nawaz Sharif,” he contended. On September 17, Nasir Butt had second time visited the Pakistan High Commission in London to verify the forensic reports of judge video scandal.