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Maryam Asks Former CJ, Who Forced him To Convict Me and My Father


Islamabad: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has called upon former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to “have courage” and share with the public who had allegedly pressured him to convict her and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, days after an alleged audio of the former top judge was leaked.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad with other senior PML-N leaders, Shahid Khaqan Abbassi, Ahsan Iqbal, said the latest allegation regarding judicial interference was the “fifth testimony” in favour of Nawaz, and reiterated that the PML-N supremo was ousted from power unfairly.

Her remarks come three days after the emergence of an audio clip, purportedly of a conversation between Nisar and an unidentified man regarding Nawaz and Maryam trial.

The former CJ has denied that the voice in the clip is his, terming the audio “fabricated”.

Maryam said “propaganda” had been started against the “renowned” US company that carried out the forensic of the audio clip and reportedly stated that it had not been edited or tampered with.

Attempts were being made to raise objections on the clip’s authenticity, Maryam said, adding that certain channels were doing the “propaganda” that the clip had been made by compiling Nisar’s words uttered on different occasions, but questioned in which speech the judge had said the most incriminating lines of the alleged audio leak: that Maryam and Nawaz were convicted and sentenced on the instructions of “institutions”.

“I want to tell Saqib Nisar that he will have to tell the nation the truth. Who forced you to convict Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz? Who asked you to bring Imran Khan [into power]?” she said while addressing the former chief justice.

She also asked Nisar why he allowed himself to be “forced to take an unconstitutional and illegal [step]”.

Maryam also confirmed the authenticity of a viral video in which she is heard instructing someone that advertisements to SAMAA, ARY and other TV channels be stopped.