According to media reports, a petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) demanding the establishment of a commission to probe an audio leak purportedly implicating former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar as well as other charges against the judiciary.

Salahuddin Ahmed, President of the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA), and Syed Haider Imam Rizvi, a member of the judicial committee, are the two persons who have filed a petition with the court.

The lawsuit has been joined by the law secretary of Pakistan and the secretaries of all four provinces — Punjab, Baluchistan, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — who have been appointed as parties.

Specifically, Ahmed and Rizvi said in their appeal that, after the tape leak, the public has been left with the impression that the court looks to be operating “under pressure from foreign forces.” As a result, it is critical to identify whether or not the audiotape is legitimate or counterfeit.

“The audiotape has jeopardised the integrity of the court and created serious concerns about the independence of the judiciary, among other things. Increasing public confidence in an impartial and non-partisan court is critical to restoring public confidence in democracy “‘I beg your pardon,’ said the plea.

According to the petition, an impartial panel comprised of well-respected retired judges, lawyers, journalists, and representatives of civil society should be established to investigate claims against the judiciary as well as the leaked audiotape, among other things.

Nisar’s voice was heard on an audiotape that was leaked last week, in which the former Chief Justice of Pakistan purportedly told another person that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz would have to be punished in order to make room in politics for Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Nisar immediately rejected the veracity of the audio tape once it was made public.

According to reports, he may be heard stating that even if there are no charges against Maryam Nawaz, she would still be prosecuted and prosecuted.

On Wednesday, Maryam sought answers from the former chief justice, urging him to come out and tell the country who “pressured” him and whom he “couldn’t resist” in regards to her and her father’s convictions in the Avenfield flats case.

When asked what he intends to do about the claims levelled against him, Nisar said that he is “not crazy” about pursuing the case in court, according to the PML-N leader, who spoke at a news conference.

Maryam addressed the former Chief Justice of Pakistan by saying: “You will have to give the truth to the American people, whether now or tomorrow. There’s still time to change your mind. Come forth and tell the country who put pressure on you to sentence Nawaz Sharif if you felt it was unjust. If Maryam Nawaz’s conviction was unjustified, you should investigate who put pressure on you to do so. And who informed you that Imran Khan should be elevated to the position of Prime Minister?”

By News Desk

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