Islamabad, Jul 8 : PML-N vice president and daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz has demanded the resignation of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over her father's incarceration in a graft case.
The demand came in the wake of a video clip released by Maryam during a press conference on the same day showing Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik of the Islamabad-based accountability court confessing during a conversation with PML-N supporter Nasir Butt that he was blackmailed and forced (by hidden hands) to give verdict against Sharif.
Judge Malik said, "I am a guilty conscience and cannot sleep well because of this wrongdoing which I was forced to commit." 69-year-old Sharif, has been serving a seven-year prison term at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore since December 24, 2018 when an accountability court convicted him in one of the three corruption cases filed in the wake of the apex court’s July 28, 2017 order in Panama Papers case.
Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing and alleged that the corruption cases against them were politically motivated. The Imran Khan government termed the leaked video 'doctored' and demanded its forensic audit and said that it is an attack on the judiciary. "After the revelation of the video her father should not be kept behind the bars any more," said Maryam.( UNI)