Rehman Malik sends Rs10b defamatory notices to Shahbaz Sharif, Mushahidullah

Published: April 8, 2012

Malik demands unconditional apology from Shahbaz Sharif, Senator Mushahidullah.

LAHORE: Federal Interior minister Rehman Malik has issued legal notices worth Rs10 billion to Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif and PML N central secretary information Senator Mushahidullah through his lawyer M Azhar Chaudhry for issuing defamatory remarks against the Minister, sources familiar with the matter while talking to The Express Tribune revealed on Saturday.

Legal notices bearing signatures of both, Rehman Malik and M Azhar Chaudhry, were served to Shahbaz Sharif and Senator Mushahidullah on Saturday, M Azhar Chaudhry while talking to The Express Tribune confirmed.

Chaudhry said that through the legal notices, Shahbaz Sharif and Mushahidullah have been asked to offer an unconditional apology to his client within 10 days otherwise Malik reserves the right to file a civil suit and claim damages worth Rs10 billion.

Shahbaz Sharif and Mushahidullah allegedly made references, which Malik and his lawyer believe were defamatory, during a press conference on March 14 , 2012 and through statements and discussions in subsequent television talk shows. They alleged that Malik, utilising his authority as Interior Minister, had withdrawn funds from accounts of Intelligence Bureau.

Reader Comments (7)

  • OBSERVER
    Apr 8, 2012 - 2:42AM

    10billion or 10 million..?

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  • Blithe
    Apr 8, 2012 - 6:48AM

    Now some juvenile PTI will come out
    and say ‘noora kushti’.

    Unfortunately , the PTI hand nothing
    positive to say about there own party so they
    have resorted to this propaganda.

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  • Baby ka Husband
    Apr 8, 2012 - 7:17AM

    Baby says this is great news. Will the mighty SC award Rs10 billion in damages??? That could make the Sharifs hiccup a small part of their wealth, when they claim paying Rs.5000 in taxes???

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  • Imran
    Apr 8, 2012 - 7:49AM

    This was long overdue to a person whose mouth was bigger than him.

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  • Apr 8, 2012 - 2:16PM

    Vienna,April 8,2012
    It is a notice to find who stands where. The stake holders are
    especially as the weights of stake keep floating.In other words
    the unpredictables deserve to be kept under watch.
    Taravadu Taranga Trust for Media Monitoring TTTMM India
    –Kulamarva BalakrishnaRecommend

  • k. Salim Jahangir
    Apr 9, 2012 - 12:11AM

    What is Rahman Malik’s worth;10 billion? If true,from where did he get this money/property?Has he paid tax on this hefty amount.One can claim damages according to his material worth.

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  • elementary
    Apr 9, 2012 - 12:30AM

    @Blithe:
    And to your maturity and wisdom which sounds more plausible:Rehman getting 10 billion in defemation charges or shehbaz rendering apology.

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