IHC summons ex-CJ GB over allegations towards former CJP Saqib Nisar

Islamabad High Court. Photo: file
Islamabad High Court. Photo: file   

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday took discover of great allegations levelled towards ex-CJP Saqib Nisar by the previous chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim.

The IHC has summoned  ex-CJ GB Rana Shamim, editor-in-chief of The News, editor of the newspaper and journalist Ansar Abbasi tomorrow (Tuesday) in relation to the allegations towards ex-CJP Saqib Nisar

A report in The News had acknowledged that then CJP Saqib Nisar had directed a excessive courtroom choose to not launch Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz on bail at any value earlier than the 2018 General Elections.

“Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz Sharif must remain in jail until the general elections are over. On assurances from the other side, he (Saqib Nisar) became calm and happily demanded another cup of tea,” that is what is alleged within the affidavit of the previous high choose of GB speaking concerning the then chief justice of Pakistan.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah held an pressing listening to and took the choice to summon the above-mentioned individuals after the Islamabad High Court Registry took discover of the report.

During the listening to, Justice Minallah mentioned the courtroom will deal with this matter very significantly, including that an try has been made to shake the folks’s confidence within the judiciary.

Justice Minallah will preside over the listening to tomorrow at 10:30am.

Justice (retd) Saqib Nisar rejects allegations

According to the affidavit, Shamim’s assertion was given underneath oath earlier than the Oath Commissioner on November 10, 2021. The affidavit, duly notarised, accommodates the signature of the ex-CJ of Gilgit Baltistan in addition to a picture of his NIC card. The notary public stamped the affidavit and recorded that it was “sworn under oath before me” on Nov 10, 2021.

Both Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz have been convicted by an accountability courtroom in a graft case earlier than the July 25, 2018 elections. Their legal professionals had moved the courtroom for suspension of the conviction however the case, after preliminary hearings, was postponed until final week of July.

But former chief justice Saqib Nisar, when approached, categorically denied that he had ever directed any of his subordinate judges in reference to any judicial order whether or not it pertained to Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz or anybody else.

In his response, the previous CJP mentioned that the information report about him “contradicts the facts”, including that he wouldn’t reply to the “white lies” levelled towards him by ex-GB chief justice Rana Shamim.

Nisar accused Shamim of asking for an extension because the chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan. Nisar added that he had denied him the extension.

“At one point in time, Rana Shamim also complained to me about not getting the extension,” he mentioned.

“It is not wise to respond to every lie,” he added.

Ec-CJ GB apex courtroom Rana Shamim sticks to his story

But Shamim has not taken again his allegations.

Sticking to his assertion, the ex-GB CJ responded that former CJP Saqib Nisar had no authority to increase his [Shamim’s] tenure.

Talking to Geo News, Shamim mentioned that he would stick with all the pieces he had mentioned. He mentioned that Saqib Nisar was a visitor of him in Gilgit. “I did not spend any government money on Saqib Nisar’s visit to Gilgit,” he mentioned.

He additional mentioned that he didn’t really feel any must ask for an extension in his tenure and that the previous CJP had no authority to increase his tenure as per legislation. “Who is Saqib Nisar to give me an extension?” he requested.

Rana Shamim added that he couldn’t say when and to whom the affidavit was given, however that the highest courts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir usually are not subordinate to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

He mentioned that it’s the prerogative of the prime minister to offer an extension to the chief justice within the Supreme Court of Gilgit-Baltistan.