ISLAMABAD: Former senator from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Nehal Hashmi, will be appearing before the Supreme Court today to explain his recent outburst against the prime ministerâs âenemiesâ.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took suo motu notice of Hashmi's speech in which he threatened Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifâs unidentified âenemiesâ.
Earlier, the prime minister suspended Hashmiâs party membership and directed him to tender his resignation from the Senate, informed Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb.
The party authorities have also issued a show cause notice to the PML-N leader and have instructed him to step down from the party position of general secretary of PML-N Sindh.
Hashmi then forwarded his resignation to the Senate secretary, citing "inevitable reasons" due to which he could not continue to further discharge his responsibilities as a senator.
The resignation will now be forwarded to the Senate chairman for approval.
Earlier, a video emerged of a Hashmi in which he was seen threatening the prime ministerâs unidentified âenemiesâ.
"The one you are investigating is the PM's son," Hashmi roared.
Without identifying who he was referring to, Hashmi said, âYou will not be spared; you are in service now but remember you will retire tomorrow.â
"Those investigating us [must know] we will observe your day of judgment,â he stated further.
In the video, Hashmi also lashed out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan, casting doubts over the money trail of his Bani Gala estate. âWe will reduce the space in this country for your kids and your family," he added.
However, speaking to Geo News later, Hashmi said he was referring to politicians and not anyone else.