SC disqualifies, sentences Nehal Hashmi in contempt of court case


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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday convicted Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s Senator, Nehal Hashmi in contempt of court case and sentenced him to one month of imprisonment.

According to the verdict issued by the apex court, Mr Hashmi was awarded one month in prison and a fine of 50,000 rupees. The court also disqualified the senator, barring him to hold any public office for the next 5 years.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Dost Mohammad dismissed the unconditional apology issued by Hashmi in the wake of his last year threatening speech.

Moments after the decree, Hashmi was taken into custody from the courtroom.

The former senator landed in hot waters last year when a video of him threatening the judges and the joint investigation team (JIT), investigating the Panama Papers went viral.