Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry tweeted on Monday (November 22) a video suggesting that the previously leaked audio file allegedly containing the words of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, was tampered with.
In the video shared by Chaudhry, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, can be seen speaking in what appears to be a ceremony.
“… Unfortunately, let me be a little frank about it. Let me be a little frank about it …” Nisar can be seen and heard speaking. The video clip ends with a portion of the previously leaked audio file and appears to reflect the same words. Chaudhry apparently suggests that the leaked audio file was tampered with.
The leaked audio file has sparked a controversy in Pakistani politics. The file, which allegedly contains Saqib Nisar saying he had given instructions to convict former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has raised questions about the judiciary, which is expected to be impartial.
“The institutions have requested it. Be it fair or not, it must be done,” Judge Nisar can be heard saying. The word “institutions” is understood to refer to the Pakistani army.
It seems that the campaign against the judges was hastily prepared, all the characters are behind this vicious campaign. Hopefully the courts are not lenient in this matter and this campaign of insults reaches a logical conclusion. pic.twitter.com/1XWqfKxhgQ
– Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 22, 2021
The military has traditionally had a great influence on Pakistani politics. The country has seen more military rulers than civilians.
In the leaked audio file, Nisar can also be heard saying that Nawaz Sharif’s daughter must also be punished.
“Although there are no cases against Maryam Nawaz, she would still have to be punished,” he said.
“We will bring (Imran) Khan sahab”
A leaked audio from the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, allegedly instructing a judge from the accountability office to sentence former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has put the judiciary, the military and the ISI under the scanner. @AnasMallick has more details pic.twitter.com/X2V9tMN1GH
– WION (@WIONews) November 22, 2021
Judge Nisar has refuted the allegations and has already said that the leaked audio file is tampered with.
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Fact Focus, which obtained the audio file, says it sent the audio file to a multimedia forensic laboratory in the US, which concluded that the audio file was not tampered with.