Rabbani accepts Nehal Hashmi’s request to withdraw resignation

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Wednesday accepted the request of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) beleaguered leader Nehal Hashmi’s request to withdraw resignation from Senate seat.
Raza Rabbani confirmed that Nehal Hashmi came to his chamber on June 6 and requested him not to accept his resignation.
Hashmi’s resignation from Senate came after a video of his emerged in which he was allegedly issuing threatening statements to the judiciary and Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT).
However, PML-N distanced itself from Nehal’s outburst and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sought his resignation and suspended his party membership.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar while taking suo moto notice of the incident ordered to open a contempt of court case against Hashmi. A hearing of the case was held on Monday after which Supreme Court ordered Nehal Hashmi to submit reply till June 16.
Police also registered a case against the PML-N leader on Sunday over charges of using threatening language against the judiciary, public servants and disrupting judicial proceedings.

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