Islamabad (Staff Report): Supreme Court on Friday announced that it would indict Nehal Hashmi in contempt of court case on July 10.

During Friday's hearing on the matter, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed expressed severe displeasure at Hashmi's unannounced absence from the courtroom.

Upon being told by Hashmi's lawyer that his client had gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, the judge said he should not have left without informing the court.

A three-judge implementation bench of the top court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, expressed its dissatisfaction over the former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader’s reply to a show-cause notice issued by the top court over his diatribe against judiciary.

The chief justice had taken suo motu notice of a video in which Hashmi was seen apparently warning the individuals conducting a Supreme Court-sanctioned investigation that they will be "taken to task" for grilling the premier's family.