Judge Arshad Malik calls PML-N’s video evidence ‘fake’

ISLAMABAD, July 07 (INP): Accountability court judge Arshad Malik on Sunday termed the video and audio evidence by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, fake and fallacious.

The PML-N had released a video clip purportedly showing an accountability court judge allegedly admitting to a lack of evidence against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference.

The accountability court’s judge demanded legal action against those involved in producing the video tape.

PML-N Vice-President and Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz showed the alleged video and read out its transcript on Saturday at a press conference lasting more than an hour. PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and other senior party leaders accompanied Maryam Nawaz at the press conference.

The video purportedly shows the accountability court judge speaking to a PML-N worker named Nasir Butt and claiming that he was coerced to hand down the prison sentence against Nawaz Sharif despite there being no proof of corruption against the deposed premier.

In December, the accountability court judge had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in the same corruption case.