A hearing regarding the contempt of court case of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) leader Nehal Hashmi was held in the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday
Islamabad (Pakistan Point News - 26th Mar, 2018 ) A hearing regarding the contempt of court case of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) leader Nehal Hashmi was held in the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar held the hearing. During the hearing, Hashmi pleaded forgiveness before the court at which the chief justice asked if the PMLN leader can make this appeal. The chief justice angrily remarked that Hashmi had offended the Supreme Court and asked him to repeat the same words.
To this, Hashmi responded that he has not made any such statement. The chief justice said, “How about we appoint Rasheed Ahmed Rizvi as a mediator and show everyone what you said?” The video of Hashmi’s statement was shown in the court afterwards. The chief justice asked him to tell for whom did he use these inappropriate words? When the CJP asked Rizvi the same question, he replied that he has not said any such thing against the judges.
“Not any lawyer can make such a statement, this institution is our identity,” Rizvi said. The chief justice then asked him to tell who was hearing political cases? To this, Hashmi said that he can swear before the court. The chief justice remarked that if my son is caught, I will also defend him through lawyers. “Let’s witness the justice of lawyers today. Rizvi should tell what he said about the court? Can Hashmi use the same words for himself? The lawyers should tell how the people abusing outside the court be punished? Doesn’t he feel ashamed that he was enjoying parties in Islamabad after making an excuse of cardiac pain,” he asked, and added, “Call the older people from the bar and ask them what should be done to these people”.
A member of Sindh Bar said that there is no room for forgiveness in this case. The chief justice said that Hashmi has no embarrassment over his attitude. “If I were him, I would have died of shame,” but he said, “If the lawyers forgive them, we shall forgive them too.” The hearing of the case has been adjourned till tomorrow.