US firm receives threat call over forensic analysis of Saqib Nisar’s audio clip on Nawaz Sharif

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Washington, Nov 24 : The US-based firm, which conducted the forensic analysis of the leaked audio clip having the conversation between Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and an unidentified person on Nawaz Sharif, has said it has received threat for its work.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Garrett Discovery said, “Today we received a call saying our lives are in danger and the same person said he is going to file in court against us for our work authenticating a file for Fact Focus. 1000+ calls and chat requests on our site. Threatening our team to obtain a different result is unethical.”

Though the account is not verified, the company’s website directs its visitors to that Twitter account.

According to a report by Dawn, Garrett Discovery first came into the limelight when the Fact Focus website published a news story along with an audio clip it attributed to former chief justice Nisar.

The Express Tribune quoted him as saying in the audio clip, “Let me be a little blunt about it; unfortunately, here it is the ‘institutions’ which dictate judgments. In this case, we will have to penalise Mian Sahib [Nawaz Sharif].

“And ‘they’ say ‘we shall bring Khan Sahib’. Regardless of the merit, we will have to do it, and even to his daughter [Maryam].”

The other person, whose identity has not been revealed, replied, “But, in my view, his daughter doesn’t merit a sentence.”
Responding to the reports, the CJP told a local TV channel, “I have just listened to this audio … this audio clip is fake which has been attributed to me.”

Earlier, former chief judge of apex court of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana M Shamim said he was a witness to former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar’s order to a high court judge to not release Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz on bail at any cost before 2018 general elections.

According to the affidavit of Shamim, “Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz Sharif must remain in jail until the general elections are over. On assurances from the other side, he (Saqib Nisar) became calm and happily demanded another cup of tea.”

The document stated that the ex-GB chief judge’s statement was given under oath before the Oath Commissioner on November 10.

Both Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case before the July 25, 2018 general elections.

According to The News International, their lawyers had moved court for suspension of the conviction but the case after initial hearings was postponed till last week of July.

However, former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has denied he had ever issued directions to any of his subordinate judges in any judicial order, including Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz.


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