The SC heard today the video scandal case of judge Arshad Malik, who was removed from post last week upon Islamabad High Court’s request. The SC had taken up the case for hearing on July 16. The apex court’s three-member bench under Chief of Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa heard the case today.
During the hearing, the applicant’s lawyer presented his arguments, saying that the SC should take suo motto in the matter. The court in its response stated that it will no longer be independent if it functioned upon what people suggested.
The CJP remarked that the court shouldn’t be directed on how to conduct investigation, adding that there is no doubt on extraordinary circumstances of the case. He said that the basic issue is of trust of the nation on judiciary and if people fail to trust it then justice will be difficult to found. The apex court remarked that the issue of judge Arshad Malik will be heard by the court, however, the dust must settle regarding the issue.