Contempt of Court: Nehal Offers Unconditional Apology

Contempt of Court: Nehal Offers Unconditional Apology

The senator Nehal Hashmi has offered unconditional apology in contempt of court case filed against him after his provocative speech in which he had threaten dire consequences to judges and JIT members for investigation against Nawaz Sharif.

Three-member bench of apex court headed by Justices Aijaz Afzal hearing the contempt of court case against Nehal Hashmi and ordered him to submit written apology before the court.

The Advocate Kamran Murtaza present the case behalf of the Nehal Hashmi and told the court that Nehal’s counsel Hashmat Habib could not come in court due to illness.

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“His client wants to offer unconditional apology,” he told the court, on which court ordered him to submit apology in written.

Later the court has adjourned the case for indefinite period due to absence of attorney general.

Hashmi’s threatening speech at an event in Karachi on May 28 drew instant reaction from the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar taking suo motu notice and summoning the PML-N leader to appear in person before the implementation bench supervising the work of the Panamgate JIT. A notice was also issued to the Attorney General for Pakistan.

“You are on duty today. Remember, you will be retiring tomorrow. We will make your life and [those of] your family members miserable in Pakistan,” Hashmi was seen telling an audience invisible in the short video clip.

Even though Hashmi claimed that his speech was not against the judiciary or any member of the JIT, in the prevailing scenario where the ruling party’s many other leaders can be seen visibly perturbed over the accountability of their top leadership, Hashmi’s retraction does not seem genuine.

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