Former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member Nehal Hashmi asked the Senate chairman on Tuesday not to consider his resignation from the upper house.

Hashmi had submitted his resignation as a PML-N senator after instructions form the PML-N leadership following his recent controversial remarks against the judiciary.

As a result, Hashmi — who was also suspended from the party — had submitted his resignation to Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani. On Monday, Hashmi failed to show up in Rabbani’s office to personally verify his resignation, as asked by Rabbani.

Confirming the development, Senator Mushahidullah Khan told the media outside the Senate on Tuesday that the party’s lawmakers stand with the prime minister’s decision [ordering Hashmi to resign from the Senate]. He said the party’s lawmakers do not agree with Hashmi’s reversal on his resignation, and urged him to follow the party leadership’s guidelines on the matter.