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Punjab Assembly demands treason case against Nehal Hashmi

LAHORE: After a complaint to lodge treason case against former senator Nehal Hashmi over his remarks against state institutions, the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning his statement in strong words.

The resolution was tabled by PTI’s Chaudhry Zaheeruddin in the House, seeking to register treason case against the ex-PML-N leader.

“The House strongly condemns controversial remarks of Nehal Hashmi and demands to lodge treason case against him”, reads the resolution.

The former senator surprised everyone after he strongly criticised Pakistan Army at a gathering last Friday.

Nehal was earlier jailed and fined for using foul language against the judiciary and threatening judges of the top court.

The video of threatening speech at an event in Karachi went viral on social media and eventually drew instant reaction from the Supreme Court on May 28, 2017 after Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of the incident and summoned the former PML-N Karachi chapter leader to appear before the court.

In the video, Hashmi was seen warning opponents and officials of state institutions’ of dire consequences over conducting an investigation in line with the Supreme Court’s Panamagate verdict.

“…Currently you are on service, but tomorrow you will retire and we will make your life miserable,” Hashmi was heard in a video addressing workers at a party event.

The Supreme Court on Feb 1, 2018 had announced its reserved verdict in a contempt case against Nehal Hashmi, awarding him one-month jail term and a fine of Rs50,000.

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