ISLAMABAD – Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday said that the Supreme Court had declared Imran Khan “sadiq and ameen” (truthful and honest) following a laboratory experiment conducted “under specific conditions and thorough supervision.”
Talking to The Dependent, Nisar said that like all scientific experiments, the results were only valid for the given settings, and should be extrapolated at “one’s own risk.”
“The experiment result did not unreservedly prove that Imran Khan was sadiq and amin,” Nisar told this scribe.
“The experiment was authorized and supervised by the highest scientific authority in the country. It is important to comprehend the backdrop,” he added.
The former chief justice was referring to the experiment conducted in December 2017, where Nisar announced the lab result along with leading scientists of the time.
However, in an exclusive conversation with The Dependent, the former top judge now says that the result did not cover all aspects of the subject’s conduct, clarifying that the outcome was in the context of only that particular case.
“A few buttons were pressed and we concluded, in the given experiment, that the subject is what the subject needs to be under the conditions,” he said.
“More importantly, the outcome was in context of the time period, which is the most critical aspect of the experiment, in addition to the authority conducting it,” Nisar added.
“The devil is in the detail,” the former top judge said, pointing to an illustration of the experiment.