The names of PTI chief Imran Khan and SC judge Mazahar Naqvi are on the list submitted with the judicial commission probing the audio leaks, journalist Imran Waseem revealed on Wednesday.
The list has been submitted by the Attorney General on the directions of the apex court, Waseem added.
In his podcast today, he said that some eight audio clips and their transcripts have been provided to the commission’s secretary.
The journalist added that the names of Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s mother-in-law and former CJP Saqib Nisar are also on the list.
Last week, the government formed a judicial commission to probe the audio leaks. Senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Qazi Faiz Isa, will head the three-member commission.
Apart from Justice Qazi Faiz Isa, Naeem Akhtar Afghan from the Balochistan High Court and Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Amir Farooq are also included in the investigation commission.
The Commission shall initiate an inquiry immediately after the notification of its constitution and shall conclude the inquiry and submit its report to the federal government in thirty days. However, if the Commission requires further time, the Federal Government shall grant it.
The federal government also issued a notification regarding the commission formed to investigate the clips, including any new audio leak.
“The Commission will be entitled to establish a secretariat and appoint a secretary for the inquiry at the cost of the Federal Government. The Attorney General for Pakistan shall assist the Commission and provide the Commission with all documents and material that it requires,” the notification read.
It stated that “the Commission shall initiate an inquiry immediately after the notification of its constitution and shall conclude the inquiry and submit its report to the federal government in thirty days. However, if the Commission requires further time, the Federal Government shall grant it.”
It is pertinent to mention here that audio leaks have sparked concern from the general public regarding the independence, impartiality, and uprightness of the chief justice and judges of the apex court.
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