Pakistan

Govt spokesman expresses dismay over judge’s remarks in Nehal Hashmi case

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of the government has expressed dismay over the remarks passed by an honorable judge during hearing of the Nehal Hashmi suo-moto case. 

In a statement, he said the alleged remarks are against the code of conduct and traditions of the senior judiciary.

The spokesman said the honorable judge leveled baseless allegations against the government without knowing complete facts.

He said the court ignored the disciplinary action taken by the prime minister against Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi. He said media record testifies that the government had expressed strong reaction on the irresponsible remarks by Nehal Hashmi and promptly declared his opinion as personal views.

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The PML-N had termed Hashmi’s recent threatening speech his personal thought. The speech seems to have landed him in trouble, costing his party membership and seat in the Senate, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed immense displeasure over his statement.

In a video that surfaced on Wednesday, the PML-N leader was seen warning opponents and those probing the Panama Papers allegations of dire consequences if they continued with the accountability of PM Sharif and his family.

His statement hit the headlines throughout the day and elicited strong criticism and disapproval from political quarters. Prime Minister’s adviser on Political Affairs Dr. Asif Kirmani said that a show cause notice has been issued to Hashmi and disciplinary action would be taken against him.

The premier was also reported to have disassociated himself from the threatening statement and sought an explanation from him.

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