Lahore: Prime Minister (PM) Accountability Adviser Shehzad Akbar stated that the affidavit of former Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Justice Rana Shamim against former senior judge Mian Saqib Nisar took place in the office of PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif Notarization is an effort to influence government agencies.
He further added that government did not give permission to Nawaz Sharif for going abroad. It was endorsed by Shahbaz Sharif under special treatment.
According to details, the latest revelations that Rana Shamim had signed the “affidavit” in the office of Nawaz Sharif has sparked a debate over the dubious role of the family in generating controversies, providing grounds for implicating the Sharifs in contempt of court.
According to reports, former chief judge of Gilgit-Baltistan, “took the oath and signed an affidavit in the office of none other than Mian Nawaz Sharif, trying to incriminate former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and honourable sitting judges of Islamabad High Court.”
The report says that as per the evidence available with the English daily, Charles Guthrie; a UK Solicitor confirmed that ‘Judge Guy’ was at ‘Marble Arch’.
Stanhope Place, Marble arch was listed on Companies House records as one of the offices of Flagship Developments Limited, of which Hasan Nawaz Sharif is one of the directors and it has been the central meeting point of a lot of PML-N leadership in London with Mian Nawaz Sharif.
Nawaz Sharif got a rare four-week vacation to visit his doctor in London. Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the Panama case. Even two years later, he was declared absconded by the court. He neither had the check nor returned it.
The Sharif family has also been involved in controversy in the past, whether it is the Qatar letter produced by Mariam Nawaz or the trust deed signed by Mariam and her brother in February 2006, dated February 2006, when it was not until 2007 Just listed.
Since the High Court of Islamabad was also hearing the case at the time, the new disclosure made people more suspicious of Rana Shamim’s already unreliable sworn testimony.
“This damn story basically pierced Rana Shamim’s affidavit and put Sharifs in a very bad state,” said Imtiaz Gul, a well-known journalist and executive director of the Research and Security Research Center.
The Supreme Court advocate and human rights activist Mohammad Azhar Siddique said that journalists owe this task to journalists.
“Truth has to be revealed,” he said and appreciated the reporter for digfing out the story.
Commenting on the news, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the new revelations had once again proved Sharif family a “Sicilian Mafia” as how they blackmail the institutions including the judiciary.
The Hashtag #NawazCaughtAgain and #RanaShamim was trending on Twitter with people including experts, media persons and politicians commenting on the exposé.
“Why is it that everything the Sharif family does is always a criminal fraud? Time and time again they result to deceit and humiliation,” PTI leader Zulfiqar Bukhari said.
The Prime Minister’s Accountability Adviser Mirza Shahzad Akbar said, “Irfan Hashmi’s major exposure confirms what the country already knows. The Sharif family premeditatedly attacked the judiciary in order to hinder and influence. Proceedings against the unmasked, and revealed that Nawaz Sharif asked Rana Shame to sign his suspicious affidavit. Appeared in the office.”
MNA Sobia Kamal Khan commented that the “forged documents submitted in courts, bringing judiciary in disrepute, money laundering & even treason against state. This is Sharifs & Bhuttos on show.”
“The fugitive fraudster’s crime spree saga continues…,” Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul tweeted.
Maazuddin, a social media activist said that after forgery, perjury and fake affidavits or videos to cover up their corruption and money laundering, There was another fraud by this mafia. “This is grounds for contempt of court, falsified claims & witness tampering,” he commented.
Another Twitter handle namely Natt Sb, wrote, “Nawaz Sharif, the uncrowned king of liars, deceivers and frauds, was once again caught in public.”
“Some people were quite annoyed at Justice Asif Khosa drawing parallels of this family with the Sicilian mafia. It was probably the most honest depiction of this family and I pray that they never come close to power in Pakistan ever again,” said Zaid Raza, a netizen.
Kashif, another Twitterati said during the last few weeks alone it was proven beyond shadow of a doubt that Sharifs manufactured a fake Saqib Nisar audio, got Rana Shamim to sign a false affidavit and had been manipulating and controlling media at taxpayers expense. “Sharifs are the biggest mafia this country has seen.”
Special Assistant to PM Malik Amir Dogar said,”another heinous conspiracy of the Sharif family exposed. The facts came out that Rana Shamim’s affidavit on the honorable judges was signed in the presence of Nawaz Sharif in Nawaz Sharif’s London office.”