Al-Azizia case: Maryam releases alleged video of judge claiming verdict against Nawaz was “under pressure”

Al-Azizia case: Maryam releases alleged video of judge claiming verdict against Nawaz was “under pressure”

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice presdient Maryam Nawaz on Saturday released an alleged video of Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik, claiming that he had been "pressurised and blackmailed" to convict former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference.


Daughter of former PM along with the top leadership of  PML-N during a press conference released a secretly recorded video clip which they claim is a conversation between Nasir Butt, a man described as a loyal fan of Nawaz and judge Arshad Malik, who had in December last year sentenced the Nawaz  to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference.

“No evidence that a single penny has been shifted from Pakistan. No evidence of shifting any money by accused from Pakistan,” Maryam translated the judge Arshad Malik as saying from the video.

The PML-N leader also claimed that her father and family presented all sorts of evidence in the court during the hearing of accountability cases against them but none was accepted and today “the reason is before everyone”.