Stay order issued on Reham Khan’s ‘tell-all’ book launch

Move comes after petition filed by Imran's lawyer in civil court seeking ban on book publication


News Desk June 05, 2018
Reham Khan. PHOTO: FILE

A civil court in Multan issued a stay order in relation to the book being launched by Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, on Tuesday.

A petition has been filed by Imran's lawyer Ghulam Mustafa Chohan to stop Reham's autobiography being published in the country.

The lawyer adopted the stance that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) conspired with Reham and produced the book together with former Pakistan envoy to the United States Husain Haqqani to defame the PTI.

Reham Khan serves Rs5b defamation notice on Hamza Ali Abbasi

The petitioner appealed that some segments of the 'tell-all' book are  fictitious and contradict reality. Hence, the petitioner argued, the book should be banned and its publication halted.

The court also summoned a reply from Reham, Haqqani and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) by June 9.

On Monday, Reham served a defamation notice on actor Hamza Ali Abbasi. Her lawyer Yasser Latif Hamdani confirmed this while speaking with The Express Tribune.

The notice says that since June 2, Abbasi has been spreading, publishing and broadcasting several communications, statements and representations online and in print and broadcast media against Reham, including accusing her of receiving GBP100,000 from the PML-N and Shehbaz Sharif.

Hamza Ali Abbasi threatening me since 2017, alleges Reham Khan

It also lists the accusation that Reham was in contact via email with PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, adding that Iqbal has denied this and clarified that he never contacted her through email and had only met her a few times while appearing as a guest on her TV show.

The notice says that the false statements have continued circulating in the media with no attempt to deny them being made by Abbasi.

This, the notice says, amounts to defamation which is actionable as slander and libel.

COMMENTS (3)

Muhammad Amir | 4 years ago | Reply This book should be published before election 2018 this will cleared the people of pakistan about the real face of imran khan.
Aamir | 4 years ago | Reply I think judge does not know about PDF and Amazon online read :)
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