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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…

Plea filed to lodge case against Hashmi over controversial remarks

LAHORE: A day after his controversial speech targeting state institutions, an application was filed at a police station in Lahore seeking registration of a case against ex-senator Nehal Hashmi. "Nehal Hashmi had been convicted in contempt of court case earlier this year and once again uttered unkind remarks about the esteemed institutions", the complainant stated in his plea. The application says that Hashmi had a hostile attitude and he had openly criticized the national defence institution (Pakistan Army). Hashmi…

PML-N distances itself from Nehal Hashmi’s controversial statement

LAHORE: Reacting to a fresh fiery speech of ex-party member Nehal Hashmi criticising state institutions, senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah on Friday said that Hashmi's statement has nothing to do with his party and only reflects his personal views. Hashmi, a sacked member of the PML-N, surprised several quarters after he vehemently criticised state institutions including the Pakistan Army at a gathering earlier today. Read: Nehal Hashmi expelled from party over threatening speech Reacting…

SC seeks response of lawyers’ bodies in contempt case against Nehal Hashmi

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the presidents of the Pakistan Bar Council, the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Sindh High Court Bar Association to submit their respective comments in a case pertaining to the recent contemptuous remarks of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) loyalist Nehal Hashmi. As the hearing began, Hashmi told the judges hearing the case that he put himself at the mercy of the court. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed the bench, asked him if he…

Top court decides to indict Nehal Hashmi in contempt case on March 26

ISLAMABAD: Taking up fresh contempt of court notice, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday decided to indict Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi on March 26. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice (CJP) of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, heard a plea filed by Hashmi to seek review of the apex court’s disqualification order removing him as the member of Senate after awarding him one-month jail term in the contempt of court case. During the court proceedings today, the PML-N leader appeared before…

Top court issues fresh contempt notice to Nehal Hashmi

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday issued a fresh contempt of court notice to former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senator Nehal Hashmi over his recent rant against the judiciary right after getting released from the prison. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice (CJP) of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a plea filed by Hashmi to seek review of the apex court’s disqualification order removing him as the member of Senate after awarding him one-month jail term in the contempt of court…

Supreme Court summons Nehal Hashmi over fresh anti-judiciary rant

ISLAMABAD: Taking exception to disqualified Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) senator Nehal Hashmi’s recent rant against the judiciary, the Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned him to explain his position. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, directed Hashmi, who was recently released from prison after serving his jail term, to appear at 1:00 pm on Wednesday. The bench was hearing a petition filed by the PML-N leader seeking review of its previous order, disqualifying him as member…

Sharif-backed candidate wins Senate by-poll in Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) backed independent candidate Dr Asad Ashraf won the Senate by-election held at Punjab Assembly with 298 votes. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Zarqa Taimur secured 38 votes in the upper house by-poll. The Senate seat from Punjab fell vacant after Nehal Hashmi’s disqualification. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had declared the PML-N Senate candidates as independent in the aftermath of the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s ruling over the petitions challenging…

‘Not afraid of conspirators,’ says Nehal Hashmi upon release from Adiala Jail

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi on Wednesday released from Adiala prison after completing a one-month sentence handed to him by the Supreme Court (SC) in a contempt of court case, ARY News reported. Speaking to media outside the jail, the PML-N leader said that he is not afraid of "conspirators" as they can only send him to prison or kill him but cannot stop him from working under their leader Nawaz Sharif. "I am not ashamed, why should I be ashamed, a thief should be ashamed of…