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Senator Nehal Hashmi

Incomplete transcript of Hashmi’s incendiary speech irks SC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) director general and Attorney General of Pakistan on Monday earned the ire of the Supreme Court for submitting incomplete transcript of former PML-N loyalist Nehal Hashmi's incendiary speech aired on different news channels, ARY News reported. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, was seized with the suo moto case against the senator for a bitter diatribe against the judiciary and members of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to…

Nehal Hashmi gets interim bail in threatening speech case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday granted interim bail to former Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz loyalist Nehal Hashmi in a case related to his incendiary and threatening speech targeting the judges of the Supreme Court and the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT), ARY News reported. The judge approved bail for Hashmi against a surety of Rs200,000 and adjourned the hearing until July 21. A video had emerged on social media featuring the PML-N senator addressing a gathering in which he warned opponents and…

Threatening speech: Hashmi to face trial under anti-terror law

KARACHI: A sessions court directed police to incorporate the relevant section of the anti-terror law into the FIR registered against former PML-N loyalist Nehal Hashmi over his incendiary and threatening rant against the judiciary and Panama joint investigation team (JIT). This direction came in the wake of a police report which stated that Hashmi’s speech attracted the Section 7 of the Anti-terrorism Act, 1999 for it was an attempt to create mayhem in the country. A lawyer had moved the court seeking inclusion of the…

Threatening speech: Supreme Court rejects Hashmi’s reply

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting Senator Nehal Hashmi’s response to his incendiary and threatening remarks against the judiciary and the Join Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Sharif family’s London properties, the Supreme Court said on Friday that it will indict him in a contempt of court case on next hearing, ARY News reported. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, was seized with the hearing of the contempt of court case initiated on suo moto notice against former PML-N's loyalist for his…

Threatening speech: Nehal Hashmi submits reply to Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Senator Nehal Hashmi submitted his response to the Supreme Court in a case pertaining to his incendiary and threatening remarks against the judiciary and the Panama JIT, ARY News reported on Tuesday. In his reply, Hashmi denied threatening the judges and the members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family. He submitted that he had not threatened any JIT member, nor had given any contemptuous remarks against the judiciary. He reiterated that …

Senate chairman restores Nehal Hashmi’s membership

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani allowed Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi to withdraw his resignation from the upper house of the parliament, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The Senate chairman in his ruling said Nehal Hashmi had tendered his resignation from the Senate on June 01. When he was summoned to verify as to whether he had tendered his resignation out of his own freewill, he replied that he had resigned under duress and wanted to take back his resignation. Hashmi had…

Nehal Hashmi takes back his resignation from Senate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi took his party leaders and rivals by surprise when he asked the Senate chairman not to accept his resignation, ARY News reported on Tuesday. In a surprise move, Nehal Hashmi met chairman Raza Rabbani today, informing him about his intention of withdrawing the resignation that he had tendered  in the wake of the party’s directives following his outburst. His move, which is seen as a U-turn, has a potential of triggering a new controversy as many…

Fawad Chaudhry asks CJP to take notice of Nehal Hashmi’s ‘open threats’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Leader Fawad Chaudhry requested Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to take suo moto notice of Senator Nehal Hashmi’s ‘open threats’ to the members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers. Talking to reporters outside the Election Commission of Pakistan, the PTI leader billed the PML-N leader’s statement as a conspiracy to make the Panama Papers probe controversial. In a video going viral, Senator Nehal Hashmi associated with Pakistan Muslim…

MQM Pakistan, London leaders defend outgoing governor Sindh

KARACHI: Leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan and MQM London on Friday came out in defence of the outgoing governor Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ibad, after Senator Nehal Hashmi leveled allegations against him, ARY News reported. Hashmi said with the removal of Dr Ishratul Ibad as governor Sindh, last remnant of a terrorist party has been removed from the Governor House. Speaking to media representatives, after Justice (retd) Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui sworn in as the 30th Governor of Sindh, the Pakistan Muslim…

Hashmi believes after Ibad, Sindh will now be terrorism-free province

KARACHI: Senator Nehal Hashmi on Friday said that with the removal of Dr Ishratul Ibad as governor Sindh, last remnant of a terrorist party has been removed from the Governor House. He said the province would now be free from all sorts of terrorism and terror activities. Speaking to media representatives, after Justice (retd) Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui sworn in as the 30th Governor of Sindh, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said that this day marked the end of Altaf Hussain and an era of those who never…