Chief Justice of Pakistan Pressured Junior Judge to Keep Nawaz Sharif in Jail: Report

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Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan

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  • Rana M Shamim, former Superior Judge of the Gilgit-Baltistan High Court, said this in one of his affidavits.
  • This report that appeared in the Pakistani media shows how corrupt the judicial process is there.
  • The big question is also about who gave the order to the judge the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Islamabad. Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar had lobbied a High Court judge to keep the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in jail and said that before the 2018 general election, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz shouldn’t get out of jail. This has been printed in the reports published in the Pakistani media. Rana M Shamim, a former High Court judge in Gilgit-Baltistan, an Indian territory occupied by Pakistan, has reportedly said this in one of his affidavits.

In his affidavit filed with the Oath Commissioner, Judge Shamim reportedly said that when the Chief Justice of Pakistan had come to Gilgit-Baltistan for a visit and was telling a Pakistan High Court judge Punjab for phone that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam In no case should Nawaz be released from jail before the general election on July 25, 2018.

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were found guilty by a lower court on corruption charges, but their lawyer filed a motion in the High Court against the order of the lower court, which was granted at the end of July for the hearing, that is, on the 25 of July. given a post-election date.

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This report, which appeared in the Pakistani media, shows how corrupt the judicial process is there. The big question is also that at whose request the Chief Justice of Pakistan ordered the judge that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz not get out of jail. In the general elections held in 2018, Imran Khan’s party won the maximum number of seats, but it was far from the majority. There were accusations that the Pakistani army had done everything possible to make Imran Khan’s party win and Nawaz Sharif’s party to be defeated. In other words, it is clear that only at the behest of the Pakistani army, the Chief Justice of Pakistan had ordered to keep Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in prison.

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