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PEMRA Calls for Justice Sattar’s Recusal in Bushra Bibi Audio Leak Case

The Islamabad High Court is currently presiding over the Bushra Bibi audio leak case, with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) calling for Justice Babar Sattar’s recusal. PEMRA has formally petitioned for the judge to step aside before the next hearing scheduled for April 29.

At the heart of this legal saga is an alleged leaked audio recording purportedly capturing a conversation between Bushra Bibi and Najam Saqib, the son of former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. PEMRA’s plea rests on the assertion that a prior decision made by the Islamabad High Court bench in an unrelated case raises concerns about the judge’s impartiality in this matter.

PEMRA contends that despite several appearances before the court by its chairman, the case remains mired in unresolved status. The plea underscores the paramount importance of upholding justice and urges Justice Babar Sattar to withdraw from the proceedings. Additionally, it advocates for the assignment of a specialized bench to oversee the remaining facets of the case.

Importantly, the legal tangle extends beyond the courtroom, as the son of former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has also launched a challenge against the parliamentary committee regarding the audio leak controversy. This multifaceted legal battle underscores the complexity and significance of the issues at hand, both in terms of legal procedure and the broader implications for those involved.

The outcome of this plea for recusal will undoubtedly shape the trajectory of the case, potentially influencing public perception and legal proceedings. As the Islamabad High Court prepares to weigh these arguments, the eyes of the nation are keenly fixed on the unfolding developments in this high-profile legal saga.

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