Defamation: SHC issues notice to Imran Khan

MQM had filed a defamation suit claiming Rs5 billion in damages and an apology from the PTI chairman.


Our Correspondent July 26, 2013
Imran Khan. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued a notice to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for using allegedly derogatory and inflammatory language against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.

MQM had filed a defamation suit claiming Rs5 billion in damages and an apology from the PTI chairman.

Farooq Sattar, the party’s leader who had filed the suit, named PTI and its chairman Imran Khan as defendants.

Barrister Farogh Naseem for MQM said that a PTI worker, Zahra Shahid, was murdered on May 18, but, Imran gave a statement from his hospital bed, holding Altaf Hussain responsible for murder.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2013.

COMMENTS (3)

saad | 8 years ago | Reply

No more free hand to killers n Karachi.... PTI wl never accept nor wl blackmail of terror wings of karachi based Taliban controlled from UK.

A Pakistani | 8 years ago | Reply

The rapprochement brokered by former General Pasha between MQM and PTI seems to die its logical death after the retirement of Pasha. PTI has a hawkish approach when it's leadership rants abuses at others. It has been at daggers drawn against PMLN, JUIF and now MQM. Some kids can't live without fighting with others!

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