Daniyal Aziz produces Javed Hashmi’s speech in SC as defence in contempt case: report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz has produced Javed Hashmi’s news conference to establish his defence in the contempt case against him, according to a report by a private media outlet.

Aziz requested the Supreme Court (SC) to summon the transcript of senior politician Javed Hashmi’s speech in which he had referred to PTI chief Imran Khan’s statement that the judiciary “would topple the PML-N government in 2014”.

Aziz has pleaded the Supreme Court that defence witness should be directed to place the news conference of senior politician Javed Hashmi, which was held in January 2017.

In the news conference, Hashmi referred to Imran’s statement where he said that [former chief justice of Pakistan] Tassaduq Hussain Jillani would leave and then Nasir-ul-Mulk would [be sworn in].

He would [listen to us] and dissolve the assemblies. And after that, there would be elections in 90 days. During that time, he said, the Supreme Court will take over and then we [the PTI] will win,” Hashmi alleged.

Hashmi also said he has always been against the PTI’s strategy of sit-ins against the government. “It isn’t the right strategy as it will only produce more struggle for the young political workers in your party,” he said, adding that he had warned Imran his party workers would struggle on the streets for five years without any outcome.

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