Nehal Hashmi in trouble again for using abusive language against judges

Published: March 6, 2018
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PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned Nehal Hashmi after the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader used abusive language against judges after his release.

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar stated it will examine whether an FIR can be registered against him or if punishment can be enhanced.

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The court refuted arguments placed in Hashmi’s appeal and the chief justice stated in his remarks that the verdict was passed by a two-member bench of the court, while a third member chose not to be part of the judgment, reported Express News.

The counsel for Hashmi appealed the court to refrain from reproducing the swear words used by Hashmi, saying “his [Hashmi] words are humiliating to me.”

CJP added in his remarks that the case was a trial for Hashmi’s advocate. “We have chosen our way and we have no shame regarding those words” the CJP said saying further, “if you so desire, we will not include those words verbatim in today’s order.”

The video of Hashmi where he used abusive language was played in the courtroom and he has been summoned on March 7 (tomorrow) at 1:00pm.

The top court in February while rejecting Hashmi’s unconditional apology sentenced him to one month jail time.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa announced the verdict in contempt of court case against Hashmi for delivering hate speech against judges. Hashmi, along with the jail sentence, was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs50,000.

He was also barred from holding public office for the next five years.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Manzoor Ahmed
    Mar 6, 2018 - 2:37PM

    I hope an example be made this time so no one should threaten the highest body and pillar of state.Recommend

  • asim
    Mar 6, 2018 - 2:47PM

    Kindly put him in jail.
    He thinks he is above the law.
    Put him in jail for 5 years. Then he will act properly.Recommend

  • Sennakot
    Mar 6, 2018 - 3:28PM

    Goons for hireRecommend

  • Khalid Javaid
    Mar 6, 2018 - 3:55PM

    Apology should not be adequate this time. He is a repeated offender & must be fixed like a painting on the wall to serve as a deterrence for others to ensure the sanctity of the top court. Recommend

  • Amir
    Mar 6, 2018 - 4:21PM

    This man must be CRUCIFIED as an example to our other ‘leaders’!!! Recommend

  • Humayun
    Mar 6, 2018 - 4:57PM

    He should be spanked publicly :)Recommend

  • Furqan
    Mar 6, 2018 - 6:36PM

    Send Nehal back to the dungeons with hard labor for at least 1 year along with publishing an apology in all newspapers of Pakistan. If later part is ignored, his time in dungeons to be tripped.Recommend

  • Shakil
    Mar 6, 2018 - 6:46PM

    made him an example! a habitual offender get more punishment by law. anyone who is repeating same crime again and again that means he is not ashamed of his wrong doings, so send him to department of corrections for long time he will learn who should he obey Law or the Sharifs!Recommend

  • observer
    Mar 7, 2018 - 6:48AM

    No Nehal Hashmi don’t do it.Recommend

  • Mirestan
    Mar 8, 2018 - 6:28AM

    This is the standard of PMLN Senator. She on the party.Recommend

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