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ISLAMABAD: Elevating questions over the authenticity of an audio clip attributed to former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom Wednesday dominated {that a} fee can’t be shaped to probe the audio clip with out correct grounds. 

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the ruling whereas presiding over the listening to of a petition looking for the formation of a fee to research an audio leak allegedly involving the previous chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar. 

In his petition, Sindh Excessive Courtroom Bar Affiliation (SHCBA) President Salahuddin Ahmed mentioned that after the audio leak, a notion was created that the judiciary seems to function “underneath strain from exterior powers”. Due to this fact, he mentioned it’s essential to find out whether or not the audiotape is genuine or not.

“The audiotape has broken the judiciary’s integrity and raised essential questions over the judiciary’s independence. You will need to revive the individuals’s belief in an unbiased and non-partisan judiciary,” mentioned the plea.

On the outset of right now’s listening to, Legal professional Basic for Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Jawed Khan appeared earlier than the court docket for help. He instructed the court docket that the plea has been filed underneath Article 199 of the Structure. It appeared that it was a “proxy software”, he mentioned, including that one mustn’t get the impression that the petitioner was preventing on another person’s behalf. 

Referring to Saqib Nisar’s alleged audio clip and ex-CJ GB Rana Shamim’s affidavit, the lawyer common mentioned, “It’s the season of harassing and pressuring the judiciary.”

“Have you ever acquired the audio clip from genuine sources?” IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah requested the petitioner. “How will you say that the audio clip is real?” he additional requested.

Justice Minallah instructed the petitioner that he wasn’t additionally certain of the clip’s authenticity, including {that a} fee can solely be shaped to probe a matter the place there are grounds to take action. 

In the meantime, the IHC decide adjourned the listening to until December 24. Arguments can be resumed on the admissibility of the petition on the subsequent listening to.

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