Nehal Hashmi resigned from Senate


Islamabad May 31 (TNS): PML-N Senator Nehal Hashmi resigned from Senate. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar also took suo motu notice of Hashmi’s comments and summoned him in person on Thursday to appear before the bench; media reports said.

The senator had warned that those conducting the investigation will be “taken to task” for grilling the premier’s family. His remarks were apparently made in reference to a Supreme Court-sanctioned investigation into the Sharif family’s business dealings abroad.

Hashmi’s membership of the PML-N had been suspended and a show-cause notice issued to him. Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said the prime minister had also asked Hashmi to hand in his resignation from his Senate seat, which the Senate Secretariat received later in the evening.