'Diatribe against judiciary': Hashmi asks Senate chairman to withhold resignation

Published: June 6, 2017
A file photo of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Senator Nehal Hashmi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A file photo of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Senator Nehal Hashmi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi has asked Senate chairman Raza Rabbani to withhold his resignation from the upper house, which he had submitted following his recent controversial statements.

According to sources, Nehal met Rabbani on Tuesday, asking him not to accept his resignation for now.

Hashmi’s ‘threatening’ speech at an event in Karachi on May 28 drew instant reaction from the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar taking suo motu notice and summoning the PML-N leader in person before the implementation bench supervising the work of the Panamgate JIT. A notice was also issued to the Attorney General for Pakistan.

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“You are on duty today. Remember, you will be retiring tomorrow. We will make your life and [those of] your family members miserable in Pakistan,” Hashmi was seen telling an audience invisible in the short video clip.

During Monday’s hearing, the PML-N leader requested the bench that his case may be listed for hearing after Eidul Fitr as he wanted to visit Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Hatim
    Jun 6, 2017 - 1:37PM

    They are all equally responsible in undermining democracy that they cry about. Recommend

  • Ranjha
    Jun 6, 2017 - 1:42PM

    As soon as he realized his Senate seat is at stake, the “patriot” decided to take his resignation back. True ulcers ailing our beautiful country…Recommend

  • Tasadiq
    Jun 6, 2017 - 1:59PM

    As soon as they are in trouble they want to
    * either go abroad for treatment on a mysterious new illness diagnosed in the last 24 hours
    * or want o go on Umrah and become holier than Holy.Recommend

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