A man, recognized as Faisal Shaheen, has admitted to shooting the video of a meeting between postponed judge Arshad Malik and PML-N’s Nasir Butt.
The suspect recorded his statement before a justice on Monday. He said that he was working with Butt.
The suspect has been sent to jail on jurisdictional custody.
The court, on the other hand, prolonged the physical remand of another suspicious, Hamza Shahbaz, by three days.
Judge Arshad Malik had punished former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case. Nawaz’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, had suspected that the accountability court judge was pressured into condemning Nawaz Shairf.
During a volatile press conference on July 6, Maryam had claimed the judge was blackmailed into imprisoning Nawaz without any evidence and had confessed that.
According to her, Judge Malik had himself called PML-N leader Nasir Butt to his house to clear his ethics. She had also shown a video clip from their meeting.
Judge Malik, however, had said the video clip was not typical of their discussion. He had said it was cut and edited and was not weighty of what he said. The judge had said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, more notably Nawaz’s family tried to inducement him during the former premier’s trial and when he didn’t collaborate, and they threatened him.