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Contempt case: Supreme Court to indict Nehal Hashmi today | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is expected to indict Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi once more for contempt of court. 

Hashmi, a former senator, was jailed for a month and disqualified for five years by the apex court on February 1 over his contemptuous remarks made last year. Later, the court took another notice of his controversial post-jail release media talk.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear the case. 

At the last hearing of the case on March 12, the apex court had dismissed Hashmi’s response as unsatisfactory and decided to indict him.

Second contempt notice

At an earlier hearing, the video of Hashmi’s post-prison-release media talk was played, in which a visibly charged Hashmi had said he had been made a victim of revenge for standing by PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif.

After initially denying to have made the statements, the PML-N leader had said he was ashamed.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had termed regrettable the remarks uttered by Hashmi for judges following his release from Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, on February 28.

In May last year during the height of the Panama Papers case against Nawaz, Hashmi, in a speech in Karachi, had threatened the ‘enemies of the prime minister’.

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