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  • Maryam releases video; shows judge confessing of being forced to convict Sharif

    Published on July 7, 2019

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz today released a video clip showing an accountability court judge allegedly confessing that he convicted former premier Nawaz Sharif on the pressure of hidden forces.

    Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Ms Maryam, the daughter of jailed premier Nawaz Sharif, said that her father’s entire judicial process was severely compromised.

    Sixty-nine year-old Sharif has been serving a seven-year prison term at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore since December 24, 2018, when an accountability court convicted him in one of the three corruption cases filed in the wake of the apex court’s July 28, 2017 order in Panama Papers case.

    Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing and allege that the corruption cases against them were politically motivated.

    In the video, Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik of the Islamabad-based accountability court is seen confessing during a conversation with PML-N supporter Nasir Butt that he was blackmailed and forced by hidden hands to give a verdict against Sharif.

    The Imran Khan government termed the leaked video ‘doctored’ and demanded its forensic audit, saying that it is an attack on the judiciary.