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Threatening speech: PM expels Nehal Hashmi from party

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday issued orders for the expulsion of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi from the party over violation of the party discipline, ARY News reported.

Earlier, the premier had sought explanation from Hashmi for making a threatening speech and warning of dire consequences to those probing the Sharif family’s offshore properties.

However, in the latest move, a five-member disciplinary committee in its report recommended the prime minister to take action against Hashmi. Raja Zafar ul Haq – head of the committee – has found Hashmi violated the party’s code of conduct and reported the premier for action against him.

The committee report also concluded that Hashmi’s speech was reckless.

Acting on the committee’s recommendation, the prime minister expelled Hashmi from the party.

It is worth mentioning here that in a video going rounds on the social media, Hashmi was seen warning opponents and officials of state institutions’ of dire consequences over conducting an investigation in line with 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.

Hours after the video making national headlines, Hashmi’s party membership was revoked last month when the prime minister house took a notice of his speech. A show-cause notice was also issued to the senator.



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