The Supreme Court on Tuesday screened former PML-N senator Nehal Hashmi’s most recent ‘inflammatory’ speech — delivered right after he completed his one-month sentence for contempt of court — and ordered that he appear before the court in person on Wednesday.
Nehal Hashmi, after his release from Adiala Jail, had declared himself “a victim of revenge”.
“This is the height of oppression,” he had said. “Who are you holding accountable? And who are you anyway? I stand by what I said [earlier],” he had said.
On being asked if he was “ashamed” of his threatening speech last year, which had landed him in jail in the first place, Hashmi declared that only a “fraud, thief or a person who took undue advantage of power would be embarrassed”.
On Tuesday, the court screened the recent speech while hearing Hashmi’s appeal against the contempt sentence handed to him.