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SC disposes of petitions regarding former Judge Arshad Malik’s video scandal

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by August 23, 2019 General

A three member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has disposed of the petitions regarding former accountability court Judge Arshad Malik’s video scandal.

Announcing its detailed judgment in the case on Friday, the apex court said it may not be appropriate for it to interfere in the matter of relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently sub judice before the Islamabad High Court.

The judgment further reads that a criminal investigation is already being conducted into the matter by the Federal Investigation Agency.

It says that some other offences or illegalities under some other laws referred to by the Attorney General might also entail inquiries or investigations by the competent agencies or fora. It, however, said that any probe into the matter by a commission to be constituted by the government or by this court may end up only with an opinion which may have no relevance or admissibility in the relevant appeal pending before Islamabad High Court.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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