PTI Senator Faisal Vawda calls for the public hanging of former Chief Justice of Gilgit Baltistan (CJB) Rana Shamim for his allegations against former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar.
Rana Shamim recently accused Saqib Nisar of keeping former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam in jail without bail until the 2018 general elections were over. He made the accusations under oath. However, Saqib Nisar denied the allegations. He termed the allegations as far from reality. Saqib Nisar also stated that Rana Shamim asked him for an extension which he denied.
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The revelations caused a storm in Pakistan. The PML-N camp ran twitter trends against Saqib Nisar. Meanwhile, the government officials like Fawad Chaudhry called the news regarding Saqib Nisar “absurd.”
In the same line, PTI Senator Faisal Vawda also expressed his fury at former CJB. However, he used very strong words. While talking to a private media channel, Faisal Vawda lashed out at Shamim. Vawda said he should be hanged and flogged in public. He also added that judges who malign the judiciary and the courts should be treated in this manner.
Senator Faisal Vawda calls for public lunching of former ‘retired and retarded’ Gilgit Baltistan Chief Judge Rana Shamim for implicating ex CJP Saqib Nisar in his affidavit for being involved in manipulation of judiciary to keep @NawazSharifMNS @MaryamNSharif in jail at any cost pic.twitter.com/z8168JdcUm
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) November 16, 2021
The PTI senator said judges such as the former chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan were paving the way for chaos in society by pitting Pakistan’s institutions against one another. He said enemies use such tactics. According to him, this is why it is important to punish such judges.
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Doubts raised over Rana Shamim’s allegations
Vawda raised doubts over the former judge’s allegations, wondering why he had not come forward at the time of the incident. He said there are many people in several departments who come forth with scintillating allegations after retirement, dubbing them “shameless and disgraceful.”
He also claimed that Rana Shamim benefitted from Nawaz Sharif. The PML-N leader appointed Rana Shamim in 2015 and also appointed his son to the post of the advocate general.
Vawda said that a person, appointed during the Nawaz Sharif government, who was scared of giving verdicts against hardcore criminals, must now be punished for making sweeping statements against honest judges for “tainting” the whole judiciary.
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PTI Senator Faisal Vawda’s words did not sit well with the host Kashif Abbasi who urged him not to use such crass words for the former CJB. Kashif Abbasi stated that Faisal Vawda can express his criticism but should refrain from using such language against the judge.