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ECP denotifies PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi from Senate

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Election of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday issued a notification disqualifying Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi as a member of the Senate.
The notification reads: “In terms of Article 63(1)(g) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, the Election Commission of Pakistan hereby issues Notification of disqualification of Nehal Hashmi as Senator with effect from 1.02.2018.”
On Thursday, the apex court announced its reserved verdict in a contempt case against Senator Nehal Hashmi, awarding him one-month jail term and a fine of Rs50,000.
The three-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Dost Mohammad and Justice Maqbool Baqar, announced the decision.
The former PML-N stalwart was taken into custody from courtroom by police officials soon after the announcement of verdict to shift him to jail.
With the court decision, Hashmi has also been disqualified for five years to hold a public office after his conviction in the case.
The court had reserved its verdict on January 24 after the former PML-N senator submitted an unconditional apology for his threatening remarks against those investigating former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.