Islamabad (Agencies): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has decided to remove accountability judge Arshad Malik from his post over controversial video.
According to media reports, acting chief justice of IHC Justice Amir Farooq wrote a letter to law ministry, requesting the law ministry to remove accountability court judge Arshad Malik over the video controversy.
Earlier in the day, judge Malik had written a letter to the IHC refuting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz’s allegations and the video purportedly showing the judge admitting to lack of evidence against former PM Nawaz Sharif.
In an affidavit submitted to the IHC, Malik denied the contents of the video and termed them as edited, fabricated, aimed to defame him.
Judge Malik, on Dec 4, 2018, had handed ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference. He, however, had acquitted him in a second reference related to Flagship Investments.