ISLAMABAD: After the dismissal of Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik, Nawaz Sharif to file a petition against the sentence, in which it will be said that if a constitutionally convicted judge is removed from office, the sentence has no status and the sentence should be declared null and void.
According to the details, after the removal of Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik from the post, on the directive of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Khawaja Harris has prepared a petition against the sentence. The federation and the accountability court have been made parties in the petition.
A petition is likely to be filed in the Islamabad High Court today against Nawaz Sharif’s sentence. The petition said that Judge Arshad Malik of the accountability court has been sacked from his post. He had ordered Nawaz Sharif punishment and fine.
The petition said that the constitutionally sentencing judge should be removed from office. Nawaz Sharif’s appeal is also being heard in the Islamabad High Court. The court should quash Nawaz Sharif’s sentence.
Sources said that Nawaz Sharif signed the power of attorney and handed it over to Khawaja Harris.
It may be recalled that Judge Arshad Malik, who had given a verdict against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 3, was sacked after the investigation into the video scandal against him was completed.
It may be recalled that Arshad Malik was a judge in the accountability court of Islamabad. He had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to seven years in the corruption case on December 24, 2012, and acquitted him in the flagship case.
After the video scandal of Judge Arshad Malik came to light, Arshad Malik had confessed to meeting Nawaz Sharif and Hussain Nawaz. The matter also reached the Supreme Court and the then Chief Justice of Pakistan had said in an order on August 23, 2019, that regarding the Nawaz Sharif’s sentence only the Islamabad High Court can decide.