ISLAMABAD: Accountability court judge Arshad Malik claimed that he was provided Rs500 million by the son of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif to resign on the pretext that he might “now not cope with the guilt of getting convicted Mian Nawaz Sharif underneath duress and with out proof”.
The declare by the judge was made in an affidavit to the performing IHC chief justice regarding the Videogate scandal. The provide to the judge was reportedly made after the December 24 Al-Azizia verdict.
“In return, he mentioned that every one I needed to do was to formally resign on the bottom that I might now not cope with the guilt of getting convicted Mian Nawaz Sharif underneath duress and with out proof,” the letter to the IHC chief justice by judge Malik states.
The judge additional claimed that Hussain Nawaz had additionally provided to relocate him alongside along with his household to the UK, Canada or every other nation of his selection if he accepted the provide.
Sources aware of the event confirmed the contents of decide Malik’s affidavit.
Elaborating additional, the decide acknowledged that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nasir Butt contacted him repeatedly and urged him to just accept the provide made by Hussain Nawaz earlier.
“I declined the provide by Hussain Nawaz Sharif. I returned to Pakistan on June eight, 2019, after which Nasir Butt made repeated phone calls to me urging me to rethink the provide made by Hussain Nawaz while threatening me with penalties.”
Detailing the occasions additional within the affidavit, the decide additionally mentioned compromising video of his was revealed by the PML-N earlier in 2019.
The PML-N revealed a compromising video of the judge earlier in 2019, the letter learn. “Mian Tariq, an outdated social acquaintance from the time I used to be serving in Multan as further district and classes judge from 2000-2003, confirmed me a secretly recorded and manipulated immoral video in a compromising place saying that’s it you doing this once you had been serving in Multan,” the decide wrote.
The decide additional claimed that he had been “pressurised and blackmailed after being proven the video” and acknowledged that he had been requested to ‘assist’ ousted premier Nawaz.
The affidavit additionally revealed particulars of a gathering between the accountability judge and Nawaz in Jati Umra throughout the latter’s six-week-long bail for therapy.
The decide, elaborating the April 6 assembly within the affidavit, additional wrote that he had accompanied Nasir Butt to Jati Umra the place Nawaz “personally acquired” them.
“At this assembly, Nasit Butt initiated the dialog by claiming in entrance of Mian Nawaz Sharif that I had admitted to Nasir Butt that the conviction was handed down underneath stress of the judiciary and the military. Nevertheless, after I spoke up, I politely tried to clarify to Mian Nawaz Sharif that the conviction within the HME Reference was on deserves and that there was substantial proof adduced towards him by the prosecution which had gone unrebutted in defence, whereas, within the Flagship reference he was acquitted due to the absence of the required degree of proof,” the judge alleged within the affidavit.