ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Monday has adjourned contempt of court proceedings against former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi.
A three-justice bench, headed by Chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar, was hearing a contempt of court petition regarding PML-N leader’s latest controversial remarks against the judiciary.
Nehal Hashmi has appeared before SC today and asked top court for mercy as he is ashamed on his remarks against judiciary.
In response to Hashmi’s plea for forgiveness, the chief justice remarked, “how can you appeal for forgiveness,” adding that “repeat the remarks again for yourself you said it for judges”.
On which Nehal replied: “My remarks was not for top court.”
The CJP left the matter to bar represntatives of Karachi and asked them to tell what should be done against Nehal.
The lawyers’ leader Rasheed A Rizvi said the legal fraternity is ashamed.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Monday decided to indict Nehal Hashmi on March 26 for delivering a hate speech against Apex court judges, Newsone reported.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on March 12 decided to indict Nehal Hashmi on March 26 for delivering a hate speech against Apex court judges.
SC had issued fresh Contempt of Court notice to Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart Nehal Hashmi on March 7 over his alleged fresh outburst against the honorable apex’s court judges outside the ‘ Adiala Jail’, after he was released on February 28th after serving one month imprisonment in Contempt case.
During the hearing Nehal told Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar that “I am very hyper, usually do acting while observing the sentiments of the people around” adding that his children would not have food to eat if he is again convicted.
He requested the court not to cancel his ‘legal practice license’ as his children would starve to death.
Nehal Hashmi was sentenced to one month imprisonment on contempt case as the former threatened the apex court judges who formed Joint investigation Team against the former premier Nawaz Sharif to investigate the offshore companies in Panama Papers Case.
Hashmi threatened the honorable judges to face repercussions if they don’t relinquish the case against Nawaz.