LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to sue Dunya News anchor Mubashir Lucman over his programme on the provincial government’s laptop distribution scheme.
According to an official handout, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif have asked the Special Assistant on Education to Punjab chief minister Zaeem Qadri, to send a legal notice to Lucman.
The legal notice was sent for damages of Rs1 billion to Lucman for leveling allegations in a programme against the scheme without any proof.
Qadri said that Lucman had levelled baseless, unfounded and misleading allegations against the transparent procedure of the distribution programme, and did not bother to take the Punjab government’s point of view, which he said was against journalistic values.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2012.
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