Ex Accountability Judge Arshad Malik dies of coronavirus.


Former accountability judge Arshad Malik, who convicted erstwhile Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia reference, has died of coronavirus on Friday in Rawalpindi.

He was on ventilator for one week.

The deceased's funeral prayers will be offered in Mandra a town of Tehsil Gujar Khan.

Arshad Malik has left two sons and as many daughters behind in the bereaved family.

Let it be known that the Lahore High Court (LHC) had sacked Arshad Malik after an inquiry into his leaked video concluded.

The LHC chief justice, while issuing the notification of his dismissal, had said that Arshad Malik was found guilty in the video scandal inquiry.

The notification clarified that Arshad Malik was given full opportunity to clear his name, and his position was also heard during the inquiry.

But, legal action had been taken against the ousted Judge on charges of misconduct.

Arshad Malik challenged the termination and maintained in his plea that the rules and regulations were not followed.

Subsequently, a three member tribunal under the chairmanship of Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi was constituted.

Video Controversy Last year in July, PMLN Vice-president Maryam Nawaz had unveiled a video clip whereby unaccountability judge Arshad Malik could be heard saying that there was 'no proof of corruption against the deposed premier' in the December 24 Al-Azizia reference.

She said the judge had contacted Nasir Butt and told him that he was feeling guilty and having nightmares ever since he announced the verdict that led to Nawaz Sharif's...

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