Staff Reporter Lahore
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday called upon former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to “have courage” and share with the public who had allegedly pressured him to convict her and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, days after an alleged audio of the former top judge was leaked.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad with other senior PML-N leaders, Maryam said the latest allegation regarding judicial interference was the “fifth testimony” in favour of Nawaz, and reiterated that the PML-N supremo was ousted from power unfairly.
Her remarks come three days after the emergence of an audio clip, purportedly of a conversation between Nisar and an unidentified man regarding Nawaz and Maryam trial.
Attempts were being made to raise objections on the clip’s authenticity, Maryam said, adding that certain channels were doing the “propaganda” that the clip had been made by compiling Nisar’s words uttered on different occasions, but questioned in which speech the judge had said the most incriminating lines of the alleged audio leak: that Maryam and Nawaz were convicted and sentenced on the instructions of “institutions”.
She asked those channels why they had not focused on the above lines or tried to prove that they had not been uttered by Nisar.