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Video scandal: Nawaz Sharif moves IHC to make five people as witnesses

Video scandal: Nawaz Sharif moves IHC to make five people as witnesses
October 6, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, through is counsel, has filed an application in the Islamabad High Court to make five people involved in the video scandal as witnesses. He appealed to court to record the statements of the witnesses either in court or through the Pakistan High Commission. “The statement of Nasir Butt should be recorded,” he said. Nawaz Sharif also appealed to court to record the statement of the British forensic expert. He also requested the court to summon the forensic expert of mobile phones. “The statements of the witnesses are mandatory for justice,” he said. He said that independent and fair trial is his basic right. “The judge has confessed to his crime. The Supreme Court has also questioned the fair trial,” he contended. On Saturday, Nasir Butt, a key accused in the judge video scandal, has 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. The counsel requested the court to allow him to attach extra documents to the appeal of Nawaz Sharif. On the other hand, District and Sessions Judge Malik Imran remanded Hamza Butt, son of Nasir Butt, in the custody of the FIA for two days. He was arrested from Rawalpindi on Friday night.