PM: ‘Mafia’ tactics being used against judiciary

Internews/DPA Islamabad/Lahore

Prime Minister Imran Khan has alleged that the “Pakistani mafia” uses tricks such as blackmail and threats to pressure the judiciary and other institutions, just like the Sicilian mafia of Italy.
The prime minister proclaimed in a post on Twitter: “In a similar vein to the ‘Sicilian mafia’, the Pakistani mafia uses tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to pressure state institutions and the judiciary in order to protect their billions of money laundering stashed abroad.”
His tweet came after sacked accountability judge Arshad Malik, who is currently embroiled in a video controversy, claimed in a letter written to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that he was offered Rs100mn as a bribe.
In the letter, Malik claimed that he was offered Rs500mn by former premier Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain, along with resettlement of his entire family abroad, if he resigned on

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