The season of audio leaks continues as a new one has hit the interwebs on Tuesday, involving an alleged conversation between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Khawaja Tariq Rahim and former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar.
The former head of the apex court can be heard speaking about the judgement of a seven-member bench on a “suo moto” notice taken by the apex court in 2010 to Rahim and asking him to look into the matter.
Moreover, Nisar also refers to the ouster of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sardar Tanveer Ilyas as the Azad Jammu and Kashmir prime minister over contempt of court.
At this, the senior lawyer said that they were planning to file another contempt case.
Here is the content of the audio leak:
Nisar: Khawaja Sahab, I wanted to tell you something.
Khawaja Tariq: Yes.
Nisar: A judgement, please look into that. This is a seven-member judgement.
Khawaja Tariq: By whom?
Nisar: This is the sou moto (notice) number 4 of 2010, sir. This seven-member judgement, 2012, has been reported on page number 553 of the Supreme Court.
Khawaja Tariq: Okay
Nisar: This is okay, right?
Khawaja Tariq: I will look into it.
Nisar: Whoever is your lawyer, tell him to check it out. It states that if… never mind, you’ll know when you will read it.
Khawaja Tariq: I will read. I have seen the seven-member bench judgement. They have stated in it that until the act is not formulated… if you read it carefully, clause three has it…
Nisar: Yeah, yeah.
Khawaja Tariq: They have given a way in it as well. Just see that.
Nisar: Yes sir, I have seen that. That is the way out for you.
Khawaja Tariq: That is the way out.
Nisar: That is the way out or else there is no case.
Khawaja Tariq: Yes exactly. I will see that as well.
Nisar: And secondly Khawaja sahab, if someone is ready from your side, then use Muneer Ahmed Khan’s [case] as well. It is a very clear case of contempt of court.
Khawaja Tariq: We are working on it.
Nisar: Whatever happened in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, after that any…
Khawaja Tariq: We are only waiting for the three-member bench’s verdict. It can take another half an hour. After that, we are filing another contempt of court case.
Nisar: Okay then. Thank you, sir, thank you.
The leaked conversation has prompted online speculation that the former Chief Justice is discussing a contempt of court charge against current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
In March, another alleged audio clip of Nisar and Rahim surfaced online in which the two talked about formulating a case against Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz.
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