In a major development, National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf has constituted a special committee to investigate the recently leaked audio of former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar’s son.
National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has appointed Mohammad Aslam Bhutani as the chairman of the parliamentary committee.
The other members of the parliamentary committee include Shahida Akhtar Ali, Muhammad Abubakr, Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir, and Sheikh Rohail Asghar. Moreover, Syed Hussain Tariq, Naz Baloch, Khalid Hussain Magsi, Wajiha Qamar, and Afzal Khan Dhandla are also part of the committee.
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The committee can seek the assistance of any institution for investigation, meanwhile, the committee will conduct a comprehensive investigation and present its report to the National Assembly.
Najam Saqib’s leaked audio
Saturday, a purported audio tape of Najam Saqib and PTI ticket holders came to the surface. In the first part of the audio leak, Saqib Nisar’s son Najam Saqib and PTI ticket-holder from PP-137 constituency Abuzar Chaddhar were locked in a discussion on the tickets issued. In the second part, Najam Saqib is having a discussion with Mian Uzair.
In the audio, Najam Saqib can allegedly be heard talking about not accepting “less than 120 otherwise he will break his legs”. This part of the conversation has raised speculations that former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has apparently made millions over the distribution of PTI tickets.
In this explosive audio leak of Najam Saqib, former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar through his son taking millions from PTI candidates for helping them getPTI MPA tickets in Punjab from Imran Khan. Najam Saqib asking for millions in cash and hugs for his father ‘Baba’ Rehmta from… pic.twitter.com/Vyf9J3nDxe
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) April 29, 2023
The leaked audio created a storm on Pakistani social media with the ruling PML-N slamming former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar who also confirmed that the voice was actually of his son Najam Saqib.
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Tuesday, the National Assembly passed a motion demanding the formation of a special parliamentary committee to investigate Najam Saqib’s alleged leaked audio.