ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday served contempt notice on Nehal Hashmi over his controversial remarks.
A three-member special bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard the case.
The court directed Nehal Hashmi to submit response till Monday and appointed the Attorney General for Pakistan as the prosecutor in the case.
During the course of proceedings, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan remarked that they are keeping an eye on what is going on.
Justice Ejaz remarked that the Supreme Court had directed the registrar to nominate persons for the joint investigation team (JIT) of Panama Papers case.
In his explanation, Hashmi said, he was fasting and could never had dreamt of referring to judges in such a way.
To that, the bench stated he must submit whatever he had to say in writing on Monday (June 5).
The court ordered the AGP to compile relevant evidence in connection with Hashmi’s recent remarks.—APP