The President of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif has filed a lawsuit against the British publication, The Daily Mail and journatlist David Rose for publishing a “fabricated” article online on their news site The Mail Online intended to defame him.
This was announced at a press conference today at the office of Carter Ruck by Alasdair Pepper and Antonia Foster who are representing Sharif in this lawsuit against the publication.
Shehbaz Sharif said that the article alleging corruption against him was “fake” and “fabricated” on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan to defame the politician.
The article in question was published in July 2019 last year by David Rose who claimed that Shehbaz Sharif had embezzled funds that were provided by UK’s Department for International Development (DIFD) after the 2005 earthquake for rehabilitation.
These claims were immediately denied by PML-N and they said that this was published on the advice of Imran Khan.
Shehbaz Sharif says:
We approached the court after the media outlet failed to answer our queries.
Shahbaz Sharif says that this was all politically motivated to malign him and there was no proof to the article that was published. He says that all evidence will be provided in this case and the truth will come forward saying:
All facts will come to light as we will produce each and every evidence in the court to prove innocence.
He also said:
Imran Khan is involved in leveling baseless allegations against his opponents and the report of Transparency International is evidence in this regard.
The nefarious scheme of Imran Niazi will meet its logical end,
According to Shehbaz Sharif, Imran Khan’s government has failed and that they are now making these allegations.