A three-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed on Friday announced verdict on a set of petitions filed in the Supreme Court regarding video scandal involving former accountability court judge Arshad Malik – who had convicted deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia corruption reference.
In a press conference in July, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz had shared a video containing an alleged confession by the judge that he was ‘pressurised’ and ‘blackmailed’ to give a decision against the former premier.
Following the explosive conference, several petitions were filed in the top court requesting the court to form a probe committee or a judicial commission to investigate the matter. It is pertinent to note that Malik denied the allegations in a letter to the chief justice of the Islamabad High Court.
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