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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday fixed September 18 as the date for the hearing of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for the suspension of his sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference.

She further alleged that judge Malik had exposed the premier through his alleged confession.

A senior Pakistani judge accused of convicting the jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a corruption case "under pressure" has been removed from his office, the country's law ministry said. Maryam claimed the judge had admitted before Butt that there was no proof of any wrongdoing against Sharif but he was forced to announce an unfair verdict.

The offer was shortly followed by a "thinly veiled threat of physical harm and intimidation" by Nasir Butt, the PML-N "sympathiser" who recorded the video shared by Maryam that started the controversy, the judge claimed. Malik's removal order came after his letter to the court's acting chief justice, in which he claimed that the videos were fake.

Another video showing Justice Malik purportedly dancing on the beats of an election campaign song of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was also leaked.

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In a tweet, the premier stated that the "mafia" was relying on the "tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to pressurise [the] state institutions and judiciary".

During the arguments stage of the references' trial, the judge said he was again approached by Janjua with a "financial offer" from Nawaz of Rs100 million but that he refused the offer. She asked why her father was not being released if the judge who had given the verdict in the case against him was removed. Opposition leader in the National Assembly and PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif also called for the immediate release of his elder brother.

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he boards a Lahore-bound flight due for departure, at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE July 13, 2018. "The video and all the facts connected to it had been proven to be true", he said, demanding the verdict given against Nawaz Sharif under pressure be declared void.

Judge Arshad Malik who had been under the scanner since the past few days in reference to the "video leak" scandal against him, claiming that the judge announced a verdict against Nawaz Sharif under duress had claimed that he was under enormous pressure to pardon Nawaz Sharif.