SC disqualifies Nehal Hashmi, awards one-month imprisonment

01 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday sentenced Senator Nehal Hashmi to one-month imprisonment and Rs50,000 fine for hurling threats to those investigating the Panama case.

The court also disqualified Hashmi from holding a public office for five years under Article 63 (1)(g) of the constitution.

The three-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justices Dost Mohammad and Maqbool Baqar announced the 2-1 decision. A dissenting note was authored by Justice Dost. After the verdict, Nehal Hashmi was arrested and shifted to Adiyala Jail.

Meanwhile, Nehal Hashmi has filed a petition against his conviction.

The SC had rejected the unconditional apology and reserved the judgment on January 24. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa read out the verdict and gave a reference of the case regarding disqualification of former PM Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani.

After the threatening video, the PML-N has suspended the party membership of Nehal Hashmi and sought his resignation.

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