LAHORE, April 24 (PPI) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Organiser Maryam Nawaz, on Sunday responded to the alleged audio leak of Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s mother-in-law.
In a statement on Twitter, Ms Nawaz expressed concern that decisions were being made based on the likes and dislikes of wives and mothers-in-law, rather than on the basis of constitution and law. She warned that such an approach could lead to sedition and chaos, and would make development and progress nothing more than a dream.
Ms Nawaz also criticized the Supreme Court bench hearing the election case, which she referred to as a “Saas Court” or “Mother-in-Law Court.” The alleged audio had been circulating on social media, featuring a conversation between two women who were identified as PTI lawyer Khwaja Tariq Rahim’s wife Rafia Tariq and Mah Jabeen, who was said to be the mother-in-law of the chief justice.
In the audio, the women were heard discussing the possibility of martial law being imposed if early elections were not held in Punjab.
The audio has sparked controversy in Pakistan, with many people expressing concern about the political and judicial implications of the alleged conversation. It is unclear at this time whether the audio is authentic or fabricated.