‘White lies’: Ex-CJP Saqib Nisar says former GB decide sought extension

‘White lies’: Ex-CJP Saqib Nisar says former GB decide sought extension

Former GB decide Rana Muhammad Shamim says that he nonetheless stood by his affidavit

By Web Desk

November 15, 2021

Former chief justice Saqib Nisar. Photo: file
Former chief justice Saqib Nisar. Photo: file 

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to the startling revelations made by Gilgit-Baltistan apex court docket ex-chief justice Rana Shamim, former chief justice Saqib Nisar mentioned the claims are “contrary to the facts” and “white lies”.

In a notarized affidavit, former GB chief justice has acknowledged that he had been witness to then CJP Saqib Nisar’s course to a excessive court docket decide to not launch Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz on bail at any price earlier than the 2018 normal 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,” learn the affidavit.

In response to the claims made by the previous GB decide, Nisar levelled allegations towards Rana Shamim, accusing him 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.

According to the doc, Shamim’s assertion was given beneath oath earlier than the Oath Commissioner on November 10, 2021. The affidavit, duly notarized, 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.

It is pertinent to say right here that each Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz had been convicted by an accountability court docket in a graft case earlier than the July 25, 2018 normal elections. Their legal professionals had moved court docket for suspension of the conviction however the case after preliminary hearings was postponed until final week of July.

‘I stand by my affidavit’

Endorsing all of the contents of The News’ story, Rana Muhammad Shamim mentioned that he nonetheless stood by his affidavit.

Reacting to Saqib Nisar’s assertion, Shamim instructed Geo News that the apex courts of Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK didn’t come beneath the management of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, including that as per the structure, Saqib Nisar didn’t have the authority to increase the tenure of his service.

The prime minister has the authority to increase the service of CJ in Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK, he clarified. Responding to a query, Shamim mentioned that he didn’t wish to reveal that when and to whom he had submitted his affidavit.

He maintained that regardless of the realties he knew, he introduced forth it earlier than the nation.

‘Allah has His own way of revealing the truth’

Meanwhile, commenting on the report, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif mentioned that “Allah has His own way of revealing the truth.”

Taking to Twitter, Shahbaz Sharif mentioned, “Explosive news story by Ansar Abbasi peels off a thick layer of a grand scheme employed to target Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz. “

“It’s yet another vindication of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam in the court of public opinion. Alhumdulillah!” he added.

‘Some people are running campaigns to prove Nawaz Sharif innocent’

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry reacted to the report, describing it as a “shocking” one.

He regretted how some individuals are “running campaigns to prove Nawaz Sharif innocent”, including that it was laborious to consider how a decide would situation such delicate directions in entrance of one other particular person, whereas having tea.

“And even the prime minister is not an ordinary man’ he is the prime minister,” tweeted Chaudhry.

Without naming anybody, he directed individuals to chorus from “making up silly stories and conspiracy theories”. He questioned how the previous prime minister was capable of purchase the Avenfield Apartments flat.

“Maryam said, ‘I don’t have any property neither in London nor in Pakistan. Now, property worth billions of rupees has come to light. How did that happen?” he tweeted.