In an interview with The News, Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister for Broadcasting and Information, stated that the alleged audio of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar is irrelevant in the Nawaz Sharif case because it was heard by 16 judges, and the former CJP was not one of those judges.

According to the federal minister, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz should deliver the tape before the court hearing her case is scheduled to begin.

“If Maryam Nawaz feels she can elicit assistance from the recording, she should produce it before the court hearing her case,” Fawad Chaudhry remarked on Geo News’ Naya Pakistan on Saturday, according to the program’s host Fawad Chaudhry.

According to the federal minister, it is the judge who is hearing Maryam Nawaz’s case who would be responsible for analysing the tape in the event that she takes the issue to court.

His comments also put into doubt the significance of the audio. “The tape is no longer relevant since the Panama Papers case was heard by three Chief Justices of the United States, roughly 16 justices, and a trial court,” Chaudhry pointed out.

He argued that the release of audio is completely worthless since so many judges heard the case in phases, and that the audio is completely irrelevant.

“Whatever Maryam Nawaz and Safdar Awan have to say about this is completely immaterial. The country is interested in learning where you [the Sharif family] obtained the funds for the billions of rupees worth of structures in which you are presently residing “He went on to say more. “You have the option of responding to this question immediately, tomorrow, or later. However, if you fail to supply the necessary information, the NAB court will prosecute you for corruption in accordance with the NAB legislation.”

The irony, according to Chaudhry, is that Nawaz Sharif lives in the homes, makes public appearances from them, and conducts interviews from them, yet the whole country is unsure if the properties belong to him or not.

By News Desk

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