Former chief decide of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Mohammad Shamim, who has accused former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar of judicial interference within the corruption references towards PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, has had long-standing relations with the PML-N supremo and his get together within the capability of an officer-bearer in addition to lawyer, it emerged on Tuesday.
According to Supreme Court advocate Ahmed Hassan Rana, the son in addition to lawyer of the previous GB high decide, his father has remained “in direct touch” with Nawaz and even met the PML-N supremo in England earlier than the pandemic.
Speaking on a personal information programme, Rana acknowledged that Justice Shamim had additionally served because the vice-president of PML-N Sindh prior to now and was Nawaz’s lawyer within the Memogate scandal case. Rana’s appearances on the media come on the identical day because the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issuing show-cause notices to journalist Ansar Abbasi, former decide Shamim and two others.
The court docket had taken discover on Monday of a report by Abbasi, which quoted Justice Shamim as saying in an affidavit that he witnessed ex-CJP Nasir relaying directions to a excessive court docket decide three years in the past to not launch Nawaz and Maryam within the corruption references towards them forward of the 2018 basic elections.
The report, hailed by the PML-N as vindication, was refuted by Justice Nisar. Justice Shamim was not current attributable to well being causes for the proceedings presided over by the IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and was represented by his son in court docket.
Advocate Rana, whereas refusing to reply any questions on his father’s behalf, mentioned he himself was serving because the Punjab assistant advocate basic on the time of Nawaz’s arrest in 2018 and likewise met the PML-N chief in jail. He mentioned his father had final met Nawaz whereas visiting the UK earlier than the coronavirus pandemic struck.
“[Shamim] has remained [Nawaz’s] lawyer so the two have relations. They have direct relations,” Rana mentioned.
Rana appeared to take Justice Shamim stay on a name to ask him about his assembly with Nawaz. As per Rana, his father responded with “no comments”. However, he learn out a textual content from Shamim wherein the previous decide acknowledged that he had not launched the affidavit in query to any journalist, and that it might have been “leaked” from the workplace of the notary public in London who attested the doc.