ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken up the case over the video scandal allegedly involving accountability court judge Arshad Malik.
The case has been fixed for hearing by a three-judge bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on July 16.
The court has issued notices to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Raja Zafarul Haq, and others.
The Supreme Court took up the case on a petition submitted by a citizen named Ishtiaq Ahmed, who appealed to the apex court for an independent judicial inquiry of the video scandal.
Govt removes judge Malik on IHC request
Earlier on Friday, the federal government relieved Arshad Malik from his duties as a judge of the accountability court on a request by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) following his alleged involvement in the controversial video scandal.