SC starts hearing of Hashmi’s contempt of court case

ISLAMABAD : A three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan will start hearing of Nehal Hashmi s contempt of court case today.

The three-member Bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising two other members, namely, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan will hear the case.

During previous hearing, SC had indicted former senator Nehal Hashmi in a contempt of court case that was taken up under suo moto action. Nehal Hashmi’s counsel, Hashmay Haseeb will present his arguments during today’s hearing.

NA-120: Everyone will hear the lion roar on September 17

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz grilled her party opponents specially Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman Imran for hatching conspiracies against sharif family and government.

“You are not capable of removing Nawaz Sharif,” she told her political opponents while addressing a rally in Lahore’s NA-120 constituency. “You are nothing but a defeated pawn.”

She also reiterated that Nawaz Sharif is the leader who worked towards ending power and gas load shedding, building motorways, improving infrastructure and implementing projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

On the other hand, “our political opponents just want to point figures and hatch conspiracies,” she said.

“Everyone will hear the lion roar on September 17,” she said.

Earlier, while addressing a workers’ gathering, she had said that the nation will raise its voice regarding injustices against its leader Nawaz Sharif on September 17.

“On September 17, the people will vote for the lion [PML-N’s electoral symbol],” she remarked, adding that the lion will roar on the day of the by-election.

Maryam is spearheading the NA-120 campaign while her mother and PML-N candidate for the by-poll, Kulsoom Nawaz, undergoes treatment for lymphoma in London.

By-election on the seat left vacant after Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28, will be held on September 17. A total of 44 candidates will contest the NA-120 by-poll.

Earlier in the day, Maryam had said that when a leader becomes popular then an “Iqama-type” decision is delivered against him while referring to her father’s disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28.

The former prime minister’s daughter made the comments while meeting a delegation of lawyers in Model Town, where she chairs meetings related to the NA-120 by-election.

During the meeting, Maryam was accompanied by Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, State Interior Minister Talal Chaudhry and party leader Maiza Hameed.

“If the allegations against Nawaz had any truth, then they should have been proved, what was the need for an Iqama,” she said, referring to Nawaz’s disqualification due to the holding of a work permit for UAE.