In fresh apology, ex-GB judge Rana Shamim terms affidavit ‘wrong, unnecessary’
- Rana Shamim told the IHC, “I apologize unconditionally.
- The former GB judge says the affidavit was “neither valid nor necessary”.
- Shamim also expressed regret for the “serious mistake”.
In a fresh Forgiveness In a contempt of court case brought before the Islamabad High Court (IHC), former Chief Justice of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Rana Muhammad Shamim declared his affidavit – which contained allegations of judicial manipulation. Equalized against Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar – “Wrong and unnecessary.”
Rana, in his latest apology, solemnly affirmed: “I apologize unconditionally for an affidavit that was neither correct nor required.”
He said that during his professional life of more than 30 years, he had always respected both the bar and the bench and could never imagine insulting or insulting any judge intentionally.
“I apologize for an incorrect affidavit that mistakenly and unintentionally named an honorable judge.”
Lamenting the “serious mistake”, the judge said it should never have happened.
Shamim said that “the wrong and incorrect mention of the judge of this honorable court in the affidavit dated November 10, 2021 was due to my obvious misunderstanding and unintentional mistake”.
While retracting the contents of the affidavit, the former judge said, “I apologize for the false and unnecessary affidavit.”
He further said that I place myself at the mercy of this honorable court.
Contempt of court charges against Shamim
IHC on January 20 Officially indicted. Rana Shamim in the case related to the publication of his alleged affidavit.
However, Rana Shamim submitted an unconditional written apology to the IHC in the contempt case filed against him.
Shamim stated that he was suffering from extreme depression and was a “severe heart patient” at the age of 72 when he wrote his affidavit “about three years after” the said meeting.
According to Shamim, that is why he “misunderstood” and mistakenly wrote Justice Aamir’s name instead of “Senior Judge” in the affidavit.
He said he now “regrets the grave mistake” he inadvertently made and apologized unconditionally.
On September 13, the IHC rejected the apology and gave him a week to submit a reply.
Shamim had said in a notarized affidavit that he was a witness to the then Chief Justice Saqib Nisar’s directive to the High Court judge not to release Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz on bail at any cost before the 2018 general elections. .
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz Sharif should remain in jail till the completion of general elections. On reassurance from the other side, he (Saqib Nisar) calmed down and happily asked for another cup of tea,” said the affidavit of the former GB chief justice, then Pakistan’s top judge. Was talking about the judge.
According to the document, Shamim’s statement was given under oath before the Oath Commissioner on November 10, 2021.
The affidavit, which has been duly notarised, bears the signature of the former Chief Justice of Gilgit-Baltistan along with a photograph of his CNIC card. The notary public sealed the affidavit and recorded that it was taken “under oath before me” on November 10, 2021.
However, when the former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was contacted, he categorically denied that he had ever directed his subordinate judges regarding any court order whether it was Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz. or related to someone else.
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