Nawaz files review petition against video case verdict

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday filed a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict in the judge’s video scandal case, pleading that it was per incuriam as it was passed without jurisdiction.

In the review petition, moved through his counsel Khawaja Haris Ahmed, the former premier asked the apex court to recall its Aug 23 order in which it held that the video clip concerning accountability court judge Mohammad Arshad Malik could benefit the petitioner if its genuineness was established and was properly produced before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a pending appeal against his conviction.

Interestingly, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the defence counsel seemed to be on the same page in a related case before the IHC with regard to the scrutiny of the judge’s video in which he confessed to have convicted the ex-PM under duress.

The video that had been screened during a press conference by Maryam Nawaz in Lahore and its transcript had never been duly proved in accordance with the law.

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