Videoleaks: Tariq Mahmood, who filmed NAB judge, remanded in FIA custody

Web Desk 04:06 PM | 17 Jul, 2019
Videoleaks: Tariq Mahmood, who filmed NAB judge, remanded in FIA custody
ISLAMABAD – Federal investigators have been granted the custody of Mian Tariq Mahmood, the prime suspect in the accountability judge’s video scandal.

The cybercrime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested him in Islamabad as he was trying to flee Pakistan.

Mian Tariq is accused of filming the video of Accountability Judge Arshad Malik allegedly to blackmail him.

After he was produced before the court on Wednesday), Civil Judge Shaista Kundi handed over the accused to FIA on two-day physical remand in Islamabad. The court ordered to produce him again on Friday along with his medical report.

His mobile phone, which had an unedited video of the judge, has also been confiscated. Earlier, following the forensic, the video was traced from Mian Tariq’s adobe.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz, who first leaked the video in a press conference earlier this month, reacted to the arrest of Mian Tariq on Twitter:

“Good but will those who blackmailed the judge with the video and made him sentence Nawaz Sharif despite being innocent will also be punished?” she wrote.

In another tweet, she asked will an action be taken against those who leaked Hussain Nawaz’s picture.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had on Friday removed accountability judge, Justice Arshad Malik, from his post over the matter of scandalous videotapes released by PML-N leaders on July 6 wherein the judge could be heard saying that the decision against Nawaz was “forced”.

The directives were issued by IHC Acting Chief Justice Aamer Farooq in a letter to the registrar’s office in which asked the latter to inform that Law Ministry that the judge has been relieved of his post and repatriated to his parent department, the Lahore High Court (LHC).

As per Section 5A of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), the Law Ministry, with the consent of the chief justice of a high court, appoints judges for special courts, including accountability courts. Apparently, the decision to remove Justice Malik has also been made in light of the aforementioned section.

Judge Arshad Malik had apprised the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that how he was pressurized and blackmailed allegedly by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's (PML-N) activists to get favourable verdicts for their leader Nawaz Sharif in corruption references.

He had alleged that he was visited by Mian Tariq (an old social acquaintance from when he was serving in Multan as Additional District & Sessions Judge from 2000-2003), who showed him a secretly recorded manipulated immoral video in a compromising position saying that “it is you doing this when you were in Multan”.

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USD to PKR: Rupee remains under pressure against dollar in interbank

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee continues to face blows against the US dollar in the inter-bank market as the deadlock between Islamabad and IMF continues.

During the intraday trading on Tuesday, the local currency dropped against the US dollar, moving down nearly 0.06 percent. Before noon, PKR was being traded at 286.37, with a decline of Rs0.18.

Earlier this week, the embattled rupee faced a setback and it was closed at 286.19 against the greenback in the inter-bank.

The rupee continues to face back-to-back blows amid deadlock between the Pakistani government and the multilateral lender.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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