Bokhari holds Imran Khan accountable for ‘defamation’

Published: March 17, 2011
House Senator Bokhari files a Rs20.13 million defamation suit against Imran Khan.

House Senator Bokhari files a Rs20.13 million defamation suit against Imran Khan.


A court issued notice to the Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday after leader of the House Senator Nayyar Hussain Bokhari filed a Rs20.13 million defamation suit against him.

Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan of Islamabad High Court issued the notice.

The petitioner contended that Imran Khan filed a case against him in the Supreme Court in December last year alleging that he was involved in land grabbing. The contentious plot was located on Saleem Omar Road, which leads to Bani Gala in Islamabad’s Zone-III.

The counsel for the petitioner, Sheikh Khizer, told the court that Imran Khan could not prove the allegation which was leveled against his client.

He informed the court that on the direction of SC, his client appeared before court on January 11. Later, Capital Development Authority (CDA) presented a complete report on the 380 kanals of disputed land, of which 80 kanals were allegedly held by Senator Bokhari.

CDA had retrieved 300 kanals of land from Raja Zahid Iqbal, Raja Amir Abbas, Raja Hafeez and Raja Tahir Iqbal.

“CDA told the SC that 80 kanal of lands was retrieved from Rizwan Shah, the younger brother of Bokhari. Hence the claims of my client holding the land were not true,” said Khizer.

However, in response to a suo motu notice given by the SC, CDA Chairperson Imtiaz Inayat Elahi said that Senator Bokhari had assured them to return the authority’s 154 kanals and 11 marlas whenever they asked for it.

The counsel said it was proved in the CDA report that Bokhari was not involved in land grabbing. He said Khan had deliberately defamed and passed derogatory remarks against Bokhari.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • All BS
    Mar 17, 2011 - 3:10PM

    Come on, please give us some dirt on IK. Anything on his own finances?, SKMCH or now the flood money that he collected? Swiss accounts? come on PPP do your homeworkRecommend

  • Salman
    Mar 17, 2011 - 5:21PM

    IF this govt touches Imran khan, all hell with break lose. I’ll provide money from my personal fund to fight this corrupt govt and army. Recommend

  • Much amused
    Mar 17, 2011 - 7:15PM

    Have you ever voted?Recommend

  • faraz
    Mar 17, 2011 - 7:35PM

    Imran is surely naive, but he isnt corruptRecommend

  • paindo
    Mar 17, 2011 - 10:19PM

    agree with faraz. Khan is far better choice than any other Recommend

  • Mirza
    Mar 21, 2011 - 9:50AM

    Not too long ago Imran Khan had the proofs of treason, murders, terrorism, etc., against MQM quaid. He was presenting those documentry evidence to UK authorities. Now he is bending over before MQM quaid.

    A real clean cut man who can ignore all these serious charges for an electoral alliance. All his opponents need to do is play his own words/speeches in the next elections. No wonder he was in bed with Mush as well, before Mush lost his popularity. Now after apologizing to MQM, IK can at least enter Sindh!

    Mirza, USARecommend

  • ahmed
    Apr 17, 2011 - 11:46AM

    Well his brother was the illegal occupant. Mr Bokhari should submit an application against the land mafia rather then the person whose efforts made land mafia lose a lot of real estateRecommend

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