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SC takes back suo motu notice as Nehal submits unconditional apology

SC takes back suo motu notice as Nehal submits unconditional apology

ISLAMABAD: Nehal Hashmi on Tuesday has submitted unconditional apology letter in contempt case whereas Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has withdrawn the suo motu notice.

Earlier, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case. The verdict came after representatives of Supreme Court Bar requested the court to forgive Hashmi over his remarks against the judiciary.

“We do not want to punish your children for your mistake,” remarked the CJP.

The PML-N loyalist was issued a second contempt of court notice from the Supreme Court and a first information report (FIR) was filed against him over his remarks against the judiciary on February 28, the day he was released from Adiala jail.

His one-month imprisonment was announced by the SC on February 1 over his outburst on May 28, 2017 in which he had threatened the JIT members and judges for probing against the Sharif family in Panama Papers case.

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