SC screened Nehal’s recent speech while hearing his appeal and summoned him

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”.

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“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.

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