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Arshad Malik Video Case: Recording Can’t Benefit Nawaz Sharif Unless Verified by IHC

The Supreme Court on Friday in its verdict on video leak case – involving former accountability court judge Arshad Malik – said it was not an appropriate stage for the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of the relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently sub judice before the Islamabad High Court.

“The relevant video cannot be of any legal benefit to Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif unless it is properly produced before the Islamabad High Court, Islamabad in the pending appeal, its genuineness is established and then the same is proved in accordance with the law for it to be treated as evidence in the case,” the verdict read.

The verdict, authored by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, noted that five main issues needed to be attended by the top court.

1) Which is the Court of forum that can presently attend to the relevant video for any meaningful consideration in the case of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif?

2) How is the relevant video to be established as a genuine piece of evidence?

3) How is the relevant video, if established to be a genuine piece of evidence, to be proved before a court of law?

4) What is the effect of the relevant video, if established to be a genuine piece of evidence and if duly proved before the relevant court, upon the conviction of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif?

5) The conduct of the learned Judge namely Mr Muhammad Arshad Malik in the episode.






This is a developing story which would be updated.


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