SC to give verdict on photo leak today

June 20, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan will make public the reserved verdict on the petition filed by Hussain Nawaz over photo leak.

It should be mentioned here that the apex court reserved its ruling on Hussain’s petition regarding the leak of his photograph from the Federal Judicial Academy—headquarter of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing corruption charges against Sharif family.

A three member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, heard the petition.

Hussain Nawaz also pleaded the court to stop the video recording during the hearing.

In the application, Hussain Nawaz appealed the apex court to form a judicial commission over the issue.

“That the whole purpose of releasing this photograph on the social media is irreconcilable with any bona fides; on the contrary, the manner and timing of the release of the photograph has raised considerable questions about the motives of the person or persons behind this sordid affair,” said the applicant.

Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Additional Director-General Wajid Zia, who is head of the JIT, took notice of the leaked picture.

The photograph, which appears to be a screen grab from a CCTV feed, shows the PM’s son sitting by himself on the date of his first appearance before the JIT.

The photo’s emergence on social media over the weekend triggered a debate about the motive for the leak, as well as the identity of the person who leaked it. Both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf have accused each other of orchestrating the leak. – Samaa

Published in Pakistan

Story first published: 20th June 2017