Plea seeking probe into Saqib Nisar audiotape lands in IHC

By: News Desk      Published: 03:21 PM, 27 Nov, 2021
Plea seeking probe into Saqib Nisar audiotape lands in IHC
File photo of Saqib Nisar.

A petition seeking formation of an investigation commission to launch a probe into the alleged audiotape of former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar and other allegations on judiciary has been submitted to the Islamabad High Court, reported 24News HD TV channel on Saturday.

The petitioner said that the alleged audiootape of the former CJP created an impression that the judiciary was under the pressure of ‘outside forces’. 

For the sake of saving its reputation, the judiciary should form an independent and autonomous commission, the petition stated adding that irrespective of the matter whether the alleged audio clip was real or fake, the judiciary must find the truth in order to vouchsafe its independence. 

It further said that the alleged audiotape raised questions of serious nature over the freedom of judiciary. Being a constitutional court, it should restore people’s confidence in it, the petition pleaded. 

The petition has made law secretary and all four secretaries of the provinces party to the case.