Islamabad (March 26, 2018): The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the indictment proceeding of former PML-N senator Nehal Hashmi for one day while seeking the help of senior lawyers in deciding about his punishment.
During the hearing of contempt case, Hashmi once again apologized from the judges saying that he has never named the judiciary in his speeches.
The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar played the video clip of the PML-N leader’s latest controversial remarks against the judiciary.
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The senior lawyers were also summoned by the court for their opinion on the case and said that he would have asked the lawyers for justice if his son had done the same thing.
The chief justice further remarked that they would also consider over revoking Hashmi’s license.
Senior lawyers Barrister Farogh Naseem and Rasheed A. Rizvi told the court that Hashmi’s remarks were not justifiable in any way.Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) president Qalb Hussain said the court should have mercy on Hashmi as he had tendered an apology.
The CJP said the court will look into what room there was in the Constitution with regards to suspension of licences.
The court directed the presidents of Supreme Court Bar Association and Pakistan Bar Council to appear before it on Tuesday to give their opinions.