Defamation suit against PM Khan’s spokesperson
Sessions Court hears defamation suit against PM's spokesperson, Dr. Shehbaz Gill.
The court summoned Dr. Shehbaz Gill on January 16 for indictment. The court also ordered to provide video as evidence against Shehbaz Gill at the next hearing.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, additional sessions Judge Zulfiqar Ali heard the defamation suit filed by Platform Tourism Company. The applicant company is part of the Albayrak Group of Companies.
Albayrak Company is doing construction, waste management and transport business in Pakistan, Somalia and other countries, the petitioner said.
For the first time in Pakistan’s history, the Albayrak Group introduced an 18-meter-long metro bus. Metro bus is better than normal bus, petitioner.
According to reports, Dr. Shehbaz Gill made a statement against the petitioner company on September 26, 2020 in an ARY Program.
Dr. Shehbaz Gill personally made baseless allegations against the platform company, the petitioner said. Six years ago, the metro bus project was accused of contracting for $3.68 per kilometer. Shehbaz Gill also accused Salman Shahbaz of paying $1.85 per km, the petitioner said.
Shehbaz Gill has accused of giving half of the Lahore Metro bus contract value to Salman Shahbaz. The allegations of involvement of the petitioner in the corruption of the company are false and baseless, the petitioner said.
Shehbaz Gill accused the petitioning company of corruption without any evidence. Allegations by Shehbaz Gill on the TV channel program affected the company’s reputation, the petitioner said.
Shehbaz Gill has also run a social media campaign against the platform company, according to reports. Due to Shahbaz Gul’s media and social media statements, the company has lost millions of dollars, the petitioner added.
Defamation suit against Shehbaz Gill under sections 499 and 500 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Shehbaz Gill should be given heavy fine and punishment for making baseless allegations against the petitioner company.
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