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Judge Arshad Malik’s controversial video sent for forensic test

LAHORE: The alleged video of accountability court judge Arshad Malik, released by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz, was sent to Punjab Science Forensic Laboratory on Friday.

According to details, the laboratory will analyze whether the audio and video are of the same person or not while also evaluating the video under fake editing and electronic forgery aspects.

Sources said that availability of recording device is essential for complete forensic of the content, however, the test is facing delay as Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has failed to find such equipment so far.

It will take one to two days to complete forensic of the video by using proper tools, they added.

A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had conducted hearing on petitions to probe alleged video scandal of former accountability court judge Arshad Malik.

During the proceedings, the plaintiff’s lawyer completed his arguments and suggested to form a neutral inquiry committee to investigate the matter over which, the CJP said that the court will do whatever it finds suitable. The government also has authority to constitute the commission, he told.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that the judge should have not been blackmailed over the video scandal, adding that irresponsible statements are a tragedy as they badly disappoint people. He further hinted at transferring judge Arshad Malik to Punjab.

Judge Arshad Malik had rejected all the allegations leveled by Maryam Nawaz regarding victimising ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif in fake corruption cases.

The judge had released his statement and termed the leaked video played by PML-N leaders during their press conference as fake, fabricated and out of context.

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