Wednesday May 31, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took suo motu notice of Nehal Hashmi's speech in which he threatened the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s unidentified ‘enemies’.
The CJP has also summoned Hashmi on Thursday.
Earlier, Prime Minister suspended the party membership of Hashmi and directed him to tender his resignation from Senate, informed Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb.
The party authorities have also issued a show cause notice to the PML-N leader and have instructed him to step down from the party position of General Secretary PML-N Sindh.
Sources have informed that Special Assistant to the PM on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani summoned Hashmi lately to the PM office to convey the displeasure of the premier over his statements.
Dr Kirmani told Hashmi that PM Nawaz has taken strict notice of his statement and demanded him to give clarification for his speech.
Earlier, a video emerged of a Nehal Hashmi, in which he was seen threatening the prime minister’s unidentified ‘enemies’.
"The one you are investigating is the PM's son," Hashmi roared.
Without identifying who he was referring to, Hashmi said, “You will not be spared; you are in service now but remember you will retire tomorrow.”
"Those investigating us [must know] we will observe your day of judgment,” he stated further.
In the video, Hashmi also lashed out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan, casting doubts over the money trail of his Bani Gala estate. “We will reduce the space in this country for your kids and your family," he added.
However, speaking to Geo News later, Hashmi said he was referring to politicians and not anyone else.
“The retirement reference was just rhetoric, I am a lawyer myself and was not referring to judges,” he claimed. He explained that those who take everything from Pakistan yet sing to others’ tunes were my target.
Nehal Hashmi has resigned from his Senate membership. He forwarded his resignation to Senate secretary, citing "inevitable reasons" due to which he could not continue to further discharge his responsibilities as a senator.
The resignation will now be forwarded to the Senate chairman for approval.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Naeem-ul-Haque while talking to Geo News said that Hashmi’s membership suspension was the right step.
“Nehal Hashmi has lost control of his senses,” said Haque, adding that such people should not be a member of the Parliament or the provincial assemblies.
Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Saeed Ghani also condemned Hashmi’s speech, saying that whatever he said was part of the PML-N’s mindset.