Maryam calls for Al-Azizia verdict to be declared void following judge Malik's removal.

ISLAMABAD -- PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz on Friday called for the verdict against her father former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to be expunged following the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision to remove accountability judge Arshad Malik from his post.

In a series of posts shared on Twitter, Maryam said that the matter was not about the removal of a judge instead it was about suspending the verdict that the judge had issued.

"The matter is about removing the verdict, which this judge had given under pressure, from the court record."

Judge Malik, on Dec 4, 2018, had handed ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference. He, however, had acquitted him in a second reference related to Flagship Investments, saying "there was no case against Nawaz".

In a subsequent post, Maryam said: "The clear meaning of the removal of the judge is that the judiciary has accepted the truth."

"If this is the case, how can a verdict by this judge being maintained?"

She asked why her father was not being released if the judge, who had given the verdict in the case against him, was removed.

In a third post, Maryam asked: "A judge [...] was found guilty of misconduct and was removed from his post; how can the subject of his misconduct be punished?"

Maryam said that an individual, who had remained the prime minister of Pakistan three times, was behind bars despite being proven to be innocent today.

"Is it enough to only remove the judge? Certainly not," she wrote.

She requested the judiciary to declare void the verdict against her father and to release him without any delays.

Now this matter is not restricted just to Nawaz Sharif. I am turning to the judiciary for justice. I will keep waiting.

While calling for the immediate release of Nawaz, Leader of the...

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