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IHC decides to indict Rana Shamim, others after affidavit opened


Shah Khalid
Shah Khalid
Shah Khalid Hamdani is Senior Courts/Sports Correspondent at ARY News

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has decided to indict former Chief judge of Gilgit Baltistan Justice (retd) Rana Shamim and others in contempt of court case on January 7, ARY NEWS reported. 

The court decided to launch contempt proceedings against Rana Shamim, Ansar Abbasi and others and directed all of them to appear before the court on January 07 for indictment proceedings.

Rana Shamim opens sealed affidavit before IHC CJ Athar Minallah

Earlier during the proceedings, Rana Shamim 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.

Rana Shamim and his counsel- Supreme Court Bar Association President Abdul Latif Afridi, attorney general and others were present in the court when the sealed affidavit was opened up and presented to the court.

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.

“It is Rana Shamim’s responsibility to inform how his affidavit got leaked,” he said.

The IHC chief justice admitted the plea and directed the ex-GB judge to open up the sealed envelope carrying the affidavit who then opened it and presented it before the court.

The court later directed to re-seal the envelope after the attorney general sought a copy of it.

Rana Shamim says was alone while signing affidavit

Previously speaking to media before the court hearing, Rana Shamim while responding to queries from journalists said that he was alone while signing the affidavit.

He further asked the journalists to seek answers regarding the presence of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif during the signing of an affidavit from those who are claiming it.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday 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.

Taking to Twitter, the information minister shared a news story to corroborate his claim saying that the affidavit from the ex-GB judge was signed before Nawaz Sharif at his office.

“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,” Fawad Chaudhry said.

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