Nehal Hashmi absent from contempt of court proceedings before SC

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Nehal Hashmi absent from contempt of court proceedings before SC

ISLAMABAD: Senator Nehal Hashmi hailing from PML-N did not appear before the Supreme Court today in the contempt of court proceedings irking the Apex Court Judges.

The Supreme Court (SC) has expressed displeasure today over the absence of Senator Nehal Hashmi during hearing for contempt proceedings against him.

Hashmi’s counsel informed SC that his client has gone to Saudi Arabia for Umrah performance and thus could not make it to the hearing.

The head of three-member special bench, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, which initiated contempt proceedings against him after his recent controversial remarks, expressed displeasure at Hashmi’s absence. 

He said the Hashmi should have informed the court of his intent to perform Umrah.

Justice Ejaz also informed Hashmi’s counsel that the bench is dissatisfied with their reply to the contempt notice.