ISLAMABAD (APP): Senator Nehal Hashmi’s lawyer Hashmat Habib on Monday laid blame of his client’s threatening language against the judiciary and public servants on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf chief Imran Khan.
During the hearing of the suo moto case against Senator Hashmi’s controversial speech, the lawyer argued that the entire incident happened because of Imran Khan.
“What does Khan has to do with this case? His matter is not with us,” said the judge.
Nehal Hashmi’s lawyer Hashmat Habib requested the court to provide time for submitting reply to the charge sheet and finding witness in the case. He asked to adjourn the hearing of the case till the fourth week of August.
“Shouldn’t we postpone the case until 2019?” Justice Ijazul Ahsan inquired in a criticizing tone.
He remarked that nothing more would be present in the CDs than the material already submitted in court by Hashmi. “Nehal Hashmi committed contempt of court prima facie,” pronounced Justice Ijazul Ahsan.
Hashmat Habib told that they have also filed a plea against TV channel. “You did nothing and the footage was made by the channels itself,” the judge sternly remarked.
Director General Pemra presented the list of channels which aired Hashmi’s speech. “The broadcast of various channels was checked for around one hour. We always take notice ourselves if the speech is against the code of conduct,” he explained to the court.
Attorney General told the court that no channel aired the complete speech but rather different parts.
“We understand what is happening. Are you yourself a hostage or making the witness as one,” said Justice Azmat Saeed while expressing severe displeasure.
“If the TV channels have aired the speech more than the record submitted in court, then DG Pemra will be going to jail instead of home,” said the judge.
The court while adjourning the hearing till August 21 has summoned reply from Nehal Hashmi in two weeks.