Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik to be removed from post by IHC: Sources

Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik to be removed from post by IHC: Sources
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ISLAMABAD - Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik to be removed from post by Islamabad High Court, Sources have revealed.

The Islamabad High Court on Friday has decided to remove accountability judge, Justice Arshad Malik , from his post over ongoing leaked video controversy.

The acting Chief Justice Amir Farooq has requested the Ministry of Law and Justice for the removal of Judge Arshad Malik from his duties, till a decision on the controversy is reached by the investigating authroities.

In a press conference held on Saturday, PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz released a video which featured the Accountability Judge Arshad Malik allegedly confessing that he convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Aziza reference.

The leaked video opened a pandora's box as Maryam Nawaz is reported to have said that the Judge had been "blackmailed and pressurized" to convict her father.

However, Judge Malik, refuted the claims and dubbed the video as a "conspiracy" to "affect his credibility".

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