The court has fixed January as the next date to indict former Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim.
ISLAMABAD: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Dec 28th, 2021) Islamabad High Court (IHC) has decided to indict former Chief judge of Gilgit Baltistan Justice (retd) Rana Shamim and others in a contempt of court case.
Previously, Rana Shamim appeared before the court and opened up his sealed affidavit before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah in which the former has reportedly leveled allegations against the judiciary including the former CJP Justice (retd) Saqib Nisar.
The court initially asked Rana Shamim’s counsel to open up the affidavit, however, the attorney general reminded that the court has previously asked the former chief judge of the GB to present the affidavit and now he should open it.
He said, “It is Rana Shamim’s responsibility to inform how his affidavit got leaked,”.
The court later directed to re-seal the envelope after the attorney general sought a copy of it.
While talking to the reporters, Rana Shamim had said that he was alone while signing the affidavit.
On other hand, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that former Chief Justice of Gilgit Baltistan Rana Shamim signed an affidavit against Islamabad High Court (IHC) judges and ex CJP Justice Saqib Nisar at the office of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in London.
Fawad Chaudhary said, “The new revelations have once again proved Sharif family as Sicilian mafia and how they act as mafia and has the ability to blackmail the courts and other institutions,”.