Government acting like Sicilian Mafia, says Justice Azmat Saeed

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Justice Azmat Saeed on Thursday remarked during the hearing of a suo motu case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi that the incumbent government is acting like the notorious Sicilian Mafia of Italy by threatening the judges.

Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan chaired the three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) that heard this case, issued show-cause notice to Nehal Hashmi, and directed him to submit reply by June 5. Justice Ejaz Afzal said that the judges are neither afraid of anybody, nor worry about the consequences. Everything that is going on is in our knowledge, he said.

On the other hand, Nehal Hashmi said in his defense that I am fasting, and Allah knows that I did not give statement against judiciary, Panama JIT, or any other institution. The apex court then directed the PML-N senator to submit his reply, and said it will compare the written statement with his speech.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan also gave his views on Nehal Hashmi, and said jail is the only place for him after the threatening remarks that he made against judiciary and Panama JIT. He said a mafia either tries to buy others, or threatens them, and Nehal Hashmi threatened the children of those who are probing the Sharif family’s offshore wealth.

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