Shehbaz Sharif says Imran Khan sought 33 deferments in Rs10b defamation suit against him

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Sep, 2020. 10:10 am
Shehbaz Sharif Imran Khan

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif says that Prime Minister Imran Khan could not submit written reply before the court in defamation suit against him.

Taking to Twitter, Shehbaz Sharif said three years had been passed but Prime Minister Imran Khan failed to submit written reply.

He wrote: “In a defamation case that I filed against Imran Khan for his blatant lies of offering him Rs. 10 billion, he has sought 33 deferments so far. I have petitioned the court to hear the case on daily basis. IK failed to submit his written reply to the court despite passage of 3 years.”

Shehbaz Sharif had earlier filed a Rs10 billion defamation lawsuit against the premier for alleging that he was offered a Rs10bn bribe by a close associate of the chief minister to drop the Panama papers case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Khan’s allegation “tended to lower the [Punjab chief minister] in the estimation of others and reduce him to ridicule, unjust criticism, dislike … and causing him extreme mental torture”, the suit states.

According to the lawsuit, the PTI chief had failed to tender a publicly broadcast apology even though he was served a legal notice in May calling for an apology for allegedly defaming the PML-N President within 14 days.

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