Former PM Nawaz Sharif files a new petition in Supreme Court

Former PM Nawaz Sharif files a new petition in Supreme Court
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ISLAMABAD – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif files a new petition in Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif filed a review petition on Monday before the Supreme Court against its verdict issued in former judge Arshad Malik video scandal case.

Sharif’s counsel, Khawaja Haris submitted the plea and contended that the decision has affected the privilege of the petitioner, nominating Arshad Malik and others as parties in the case.

The plea states that the top apex court had passed a verdict without listening to and notifying the petitioner, seeking that the court should listen to Nawaz Sharif over the video scandal, as the earlier verdict was issued without listening to him.

The former premier, who is behind bars at the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore, has asked the court to review its decision in the case as well as court observations against him.

On August 23, the apex court had wrapped up a slew of petitions on the video leak scandal involving former accountability court judge Arshad Malik.

Authored by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, the 25-page verdict stated that it was not an appropriate stage for the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of the relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently sub judice before the Islamabad High Court.

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