September 10 , 2017


Court issues second notice to Imran in defamation suit

LAHORE: A local court on Saturday once again issued a notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan over Rs 10 billion defamation suit that was filed by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Shahbaz sued the PTI chairman for Rs 10 billion in damages for accusing him of offering bribe to stay silent over the Panama Papers allegations against the Sharif family. During the hearing, Shehbaz Sharif's lawyer Mustafa told the court that Imran Khan hurls allegations and doesn't present evidence, adding he also doesn't respect court's summons and refrains from appearing before it.

Shehbaz Sharif's lawyer said that considering the seriousness of defamatory allegations and consistency with which he levelled allegations, his client was entitled to a claim of compensation.



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