Leaks commission summons ex-CJP’s son

The judicial commission probing into a few leaked audio clips allegedly featuring some serving and former judges and their circle of relatives individuals has summoned four people such as Najam Saqib, the son of former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar.Along with Najam, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Abid Zuberi, Advocate Tariq Rahim and journalist Abdul Qayyum can even appear before the commission on May 27 (Saturday).

Interestingly, a unique committee of the parliament on Wednesday also determined to summon 4 human beings such as former CJP Nisar and his son in reference to its probe into multiple leaked audio clips.

A couple of audio clips allegedly presenting the voice of Najam Saqib surfaced on April 29. In one of the clips, Najam may be heard telling baby-kisser Abuzar Chadar that his father, former CJP Nisar, had “labored definitely difficult” to get Chadar a price ticket of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) birthday celebration.

In the second audio, Najam allegedly tells MIan Aziz how much money he expects in go back for the party price tag. The National Assembly took word of the audio clips on May 2 and later shaped a unique committee to research the matter.The federal government on May 20 formed a judicial commission to probe into these and 6 other leaked audio clips allegedly regarding some current and former individuals of advanced judiciary and their family contributors to decide their “veracity” and “impact on the independence of the judiciary”.

The 3-man judicial commission is led by way of Supreme Court senior puisne decide Isa and incorporates Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamer Farooq.

The fee on Tuesday issued a public word asking the human beings with any records referring to the matter to share it with the inquiry fee’s secretary Hafeezullah Khajjak.

The notice, however, made it clean that the humans supplying information or documents ought to expose their complete call, mailing address, e-mail deal with and mobile-telephone numbers. “Anonymous conversation will no longer be universal,” it delivered.

As the commission initiated its probe on Monday, Justice Isa clarified that this research is neither of a crook nature nor will it step on the Supreme Judicial Council’s (SJC) jurisdiction.

“All people concerned will be handled with due admire and are expected to uphold the equal in their replies. We are handiest here to discover statistics and not to take action in opposition to each person.”

Justice Isa confused that whilst the commission might stay open to receiving relevant information from any individual who needed to offer it, the issuer ought to identify themselves clearly. Any information acquired from anonymous persons would no longer be taken into consideration.

The fee also warned that action might be taken against applicable officials if any mistakes are observed in the transcripts of the audios. The federal government changed into requested to submit the said recordings in addition to all details touching on the matter through May 24.

Formed underneath Section 3 of the Inquiry Commission Act, 2017, the commission is remitted to probe into the audios that have surfaced in the previous few months—mainly since the Supreme Court has taken suo motu notice of delay in announcement of polls in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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