Nawaz, Shahbaz each send Rs10b defamation notices to Younis Habib

Habib had claimed that he gave hefty amounts to Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif on behalf of intelligence agencies.


Our Correspondent/web Desk April 10, 2012

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab have sent legal notices worth Rs10 billion each to Younis Habib under the defamation act, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Habib had claimed that he gave hefty amounts to Nawaz and his brother Shahbaz on behalf of intelligence agencies.

The notices, served through famous legal firm Cornelius, Lane and Mufti Advocates and Solicitors, stated that Sharif brothers are respectable citizens of the country.

It further stated that Habib tried to conduct a media trial of Nawaz and Shahbaz by levelling false and slanderous allegations against them, just to defame them in public.

Denying all the accusations made by Habib, Shahbaz Sharif had earlier said that the scandal was a part of the many conspiracies being hatched against PML-N.

“Habib changed his stance four times … Commenting on the character of a person like Habib is equal to wasting time,” he had said.

Shahbaz also called the Mehrangate scandal the “biggest lie of the century”.

COMMENTS (23)

Tariq | 9 years ago | Reply

Amazing, only in Pakistan everyone sends notices, rather than actually filing a civil lawsuit, must be because in a lawsuit the truth will come out, writing a letter of no value only gets news paper headlines

Qaiser K. Ahmed | 9 years ago | Reply

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab have sent legal notices worth Rs10 billion each to Younis Habib under the defamation act, Express News reported on *Tuesday.

This is interesting. Everyone knows that Younus Habib has no money now .So, to sue him for such a hefty amount is simply a scare tactic. It is his[Yonus] word against his word[Nawaz]. However, Younus did come on the TV and stated very clearly that he personally handed money to Nawaz. Can Nawaz come on TV and deny it.

Till such time and the outcome of the case, the public will probably give Younus the benefit of the doubt.

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