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Contempt of court: SC directs Nehal Hashmi to submit unconditional apology letter

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday while announcing decision in former PML-N senator Nehal Hashmi’s contempt of court case directed him to submit an unconditional apology letter.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case. The verdict came after representatives of Supreme Court Bar requested the court to forgive Hashmi over his remarks against the judiciary.

“We do not want to punish your children for your mistake,” remarked the CJP.

On the previous hearing, the Supreme Court sought the help of senior lawyers in the indictment of Nehal Hashmi.

The PML-N loyalist was issued a second contempt of court notice from the Supreme Court and a first information report (FIR) was filed against him over his remarks against the judiciary on February 28, the day he was released from Adiala jail.

His one-month imprisonment was announced by the SC on February 1 over his outburst on May 28, 2017 in which he had threatened the JIT members and judges for probing against the Sharif family in Panama Papers case.

Hashmi was awarded a fine worth Rs 50,000 and sentenced one-month prison time in the first contempt of court case.

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