SC adjourns hearing of judge Arshad Malik’s video scandal case till July 23

SC adjourns hearing of judge Arshad Malik’s video scandal case till July 23

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A three-judge Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Tuesday conducted hearing on petitions to probe alleged video scandal of former accountability court judge Arshad Malik.

During the hearing, the plaintiff’s lawyer completed his arguments and suggested to form neutral inquiry committee to investigate the matter over which, the CJP said that the court will do whatever it finds suitable. Government also has authority to constitute the commission, he told.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that the judge should have not been blackmailed over the video scandal, adding that irresponsible statements are tragedy of our society as they badly disappoint people. He further hinted at transferring judge Arshad Malik to Punjab.

Subsequently, the hearing has been adjourned till July 23.

It is to be mentioned here that federal government, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, Raja Zafarul Haq and accountability court judge Arshad Malik were made party in the pleas.

 

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