PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Wednesday mentioned that she did not count on that the “oppressor will be caught this soon”, as she referred to former GB chief justice Rana Shamim’s claims in opposition to former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar.
The high GB choose has levelled severe allegations in opposition to former CJP Saqib Nisar, stating in an affidavit notarised by a UK oath commissioner that he had been witness to then CJP’s path to a excessive courtroom choose to not launch Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz on bail at any value earlier than the 2018 basic elections.
“We were certain that the oppressor gets caught eventually but we [Nawaz Sharif and I] didn’t expect that the oppressor will be caught this soon,” Maryam mentioned.
The PML-N vice chairman mentioned the “third major testimony” favouring Nawaz from inside the judiciary has come, as she boasted the allegations in opposition to the previous CJP.
Maryam mentioned that she had hoped that the reality might be revealed someday.
She additional said that the primary courtroom discover to have been despatched ought to have been despatched to Nisar over what Shamim has alleged.
The response to the allegations levelled by way of an affidavit “should have been in the form of an affidavit,” Maryam said as she lambasted Nisar, adding that the “liar ran away”.
This is what former judge of the apex GB court had said, talking about the then top judge of Pakistan, in his affidavit:
“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.”
According to the document, Shamim’s statement was given under oath before the oath commissioner on November 10, 2021. The affidavit, duly notarised, contains the signature of the ex-CJ of Gilgit-Baltistan as well as an image of his NIC card. The notary public stamped the affidavit and recorded that it was “sworn under oath before me” on November 10, 2021.
Former chief justice Saqib Nisar when approached categorically denied that he had ever directed any of his subordinate judges in connection with any judicial order whether it pertained to Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, or anyone else.
In his response, the former CJP said that the news reported about him “contradicts the details”, adding that he would not respond to the “white lies” levelled against him by ex-GB chief judge Rana Shamim.
Both Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were convicted by an accountability court in a graft case before the July 25, 2018, general elections. Their lawyers had moved the court for suspension of the conviction but the case after initial hearings was postponed till the last week of July.