Supreme Court judge Justice Azmat Saeed said even dictators never threatened judges’ families and kids like the government lawmaker.
3-member bench led by Justice Ejaz Afzal heard the contempt of court case. The apex court had taken notice on Wednesday of Nehal Hashmi’s threatening speech to judiciary and the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and served him a contempt of court notice.
Also, In the heat of the moment, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had revoked his party membership. Nehal Hashmi had to quit his seat in the Upper House.
Nehal Hashmi and Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali were called to the rostrum. “Are you aware of what is happening?” Justice Ejaz Afzal asked Ashtar Ausaf Ali.
The SC judge went on to say that they will not be afraid of any harsh consequences, adding that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for Panama case was formed by the apex court as directions were given to the SC Registrar in a legal way with transparency.
Later on, Justice Azmat Saeed addressed to the Attorney General and stated that the government tried to threaten the judges’ families, such act was not even attempted by any military dictator in the past. Justice Ijaz ul Hassan complained how the government remained silent on then Senator Nehal Hashmi’s statements for two days.