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Petition filed in SC to review decision on Judge Arshad Malik case

ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC) for review of the decision of the apex court in the Judge Arshad Malik case on Friday.
Ikram Chaudhry Advocate in his petition contended that the issue of the repute of the judiciary could not be left to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), or any other investigation institution.
The petition said that former judge of accountability court Arshad Malik’s matter was not related to a single judge but it has put a question mark over the institution of judiciary.
The petitioner pleaded for a review of the decision of the Supreme court and the formation of a judicial commission for inquiry of the matter.
Also read: Video Scandal: SC announces verdict in judge Arshad Malik’s case
Recently, the Islamabad High Court decided to remove accountability court judge Arshad Malik from his post.
A spokesperson of the law ministry announced the decision of the judge’s removal in light of the video leak controversy surrounding the judge.
Earlier in July, Maryam Nawaz had shown reporters a video in which the accountability court judge Arshad Malik can be heard saying that there was no proof of corruption against the deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference.
Judge Arshad Malik, who sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to jail, had denied allegations of Maryam Nawaz that the judge was blackmailed into convicting Nawaz without any evidence.
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