Islamabad (Staff Report): Supreme Court on Friday gave a final chance to Senator Nehal Hashmi for submitting his reply in the contempt proceedings against him.
The three-member bench — headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan — had initiated contempt proceedings against him over his 'threats' to the judiciary.
During the proceeding of the case, Hashmi's counsel Hashmat Habib said he is yet to obtain a transcript of his speech so he could know what remarks of his led to contempt proceedings being initiated against him.
Justice Ejaz outlined the delays caused by the respondent at the last two hearings, and observed that for the cause of justice one more chance is being given. He then directed the attorney general to handover the transcript to Hashmi, which he did instantly.
Later, Hashmi pleaded with the bench to quash the criminal cases registered against him in Karachi, to which Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh replied that is not the court's concern.
The court had taken a suo motu notice after Hashmi — then the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Sindh secretary general — hurled threats against ‘those investigating the prime minister’ in a video surfaced on May 31.