ISLAMABAD: Senior accountability courtroom decide Arshad Malik – the crucial man or woman of the secretly shot video in which he seems to admit before a PML-N supporter Nasir Butt that he became threatened to convict former top minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference case – met acting Islamabad high court (IHC) leader Justice Amir Farooq on Thursday.

Justice Farooq had met with the leader Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa.

even as no announcement turned into issued to the media concerning the assembly, there is strong opportunity that its schedule was to planned over the ‘leaked’ video shared through PML-N at some stage in a news conference remaining week.


judge Malik had additionally met with Justice Farooq on Monday. But, the IHC did now not skip any order on this count.

meanwhile, very best court docket became additionally moved today to launch an inquiry into the video scandal that broke during a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) information convention on July 6.

A constitutional petition, submitted by Ishtiaq Ahmed Mirza thru his legal professional Chaudhry Munir Sadiq at the top court, named the federal authorities, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Safdar, senior PML-N chief Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Nasir Butt and Pakistan digital Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as respondents.

It asked the court docket to initiate a contempt of courtroom court cases in opposition to all the entities involved inside the scandal.

“In a bid to preserve dignity of the judiciary, contempt of court docket lawsuits have to be initiated in opposition to the people who are behind the case. With this inquiry, all the questions concentrated on the credibility and freedom of judiciary will get solutions,” it said.

The constitutional petition added, “It appears, with the leaked video, questions have been raised towards the freedom of the judiciary. The video suggests that the judiciary does not work the way it must be and receives blackmailed.”

It stated that info of the July 6 press conference by Shehbaz and Maryam ought to be sought from Pemra and a probe have to be held to clarify all the accusations levelled in opposition to the judiciary.

“although decide Malik has denied being blackmailed into convicting Nawaz for graft ultimate year, the bringing up of a bribe offer in his press launch is of great importance.”

The constitutional petition stated, “Maryam’s allegations in opposition to the judiciary fall into the category of contempt of court docket.”

It pleaded the pinnacle court docket to order the PTI-led authorities to do measures for the sovereignty of the judiciary.


Maryam and Shehbaz provided the leaked video at a mainly known as news conference, claiming it proved that Nawaz, presently serving a seven-12 months sentence for corruption, became wrongfully convicted and have to be released.

in the video, decide Malik appeared to be informing a person, described by PML-N officers as a celebration sympathiser, that unidentified individuals had faced him with compromising video footage to stress him into convicting.

In a press launch, issued an afternoon later thru the accountability court docket, choose Malik said his comments inside the video had been pieced collectively, presented out of context and he had by no means faced intimidation to rule towards Sharif.

Maryam on July 10 once more shared two greater movies on social media to support claiming the judge allegedly met a celebration supporter and confessed his wrongdoing.