The former prime minister of Pakistan and businessman, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, took a dig at the CJP Saqib Nasir and demanded that the Supreme Court take suo motu notice against the former chief justice for his alleged involvement in a bail denial of PML-N president, Nawaz Sharif, and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, ahead of the 2018 general elections. “If Mian Nawaz Sharif can go to jail, why can’t Mian Saqib Nisar?”, questioned Abbasi.
The investigative report was published where the journalist Ansar Abbasi quoted as witnessed by the former top judge of Gilgit Baltistan, Rana Shamim, Nasir had an alleged affidavit with the instructions of not releasing the father-daughter duo for corruption cases. However, ex CJP denied the allegations and labeled them ‘absolutely untrue’.
Abbasi commented, “If Rana Shamim is lying, he should be given stringent punishment, but if he is speaking the truth, then justice Saqib Nisar’s place is in jail. He (Shamim) has not given this statement under any pressure and when he was asked about this on camera, he confirmed that he had given this statement under oath.”
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