Suleman Shehbaz sends Rs1b defamation notice to Imran Ismail on false allegations 


Suleman Shehbaz sends Rs1b defamation notice to Imran Ismail on false allegations

Suleman Shehbaz, son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on Wednesday sent a defamation suit to PTI Karachi leader and former Sindh governor Imran Ismail for putting baseless allegations against Sharif family.

Imran Ismael alleged that Sharif family involved in solar energy tenders via Turkish firms.

Suleman sent legal under section 8 of the defamation ordinance, 2002 and demanded an apology within 14 days.

Suleman Shehbaz demanded to cease and desist under sections 499 and 500 of the Pakistan penal code, 1860. And sections 18 and 21 of the prevention of electronic crimes act, 2016.

The notice reads, “We have been instructed by our client, Mr. Suleman Shehbaz Sharif (“Our Client”), to serve you with a legal notice under section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance, 2002 (“Defamation Ordinance”) for falsely, baselessly and maliciously maligning Our Client on social media website, Twitter, in a series of Tweets, posted on July 3, 2022, in Urdu, at 12:18 PM (“Defamatory Tweets”).”

“The Defamatory Tweets are attached as Annexure-A. At the outset, it is clarified that all allegations, insinuations and imputations against Our Client by you in your Defamatory Tweets are false, frivolous and completely baseless and made with the sole intention of maligning Our Client and needlessly damaging his reputation.”

In the first Tweet, Imran Ismael have falsely stated, among other things, that: “Instead of improving relations with Turkey, during his visit, [Prime Minister] Shehbaz Shan]. entered into contracts with his own son, and now solar panels are to be bou01from Sukman Shehbac’s company”.”

“In the rest of the Tweet, you wrongly mentioned that the Cabinet took the decision of installing solar panels on the governmental buildings, thereby, implying that the decision taken has been made to solely benefit Our Client.”

In the second Tweet, following the first, continuing in the same unhinged vein, you have peddled the falsehood that through requiring the installation of solar panels on government buildings, that is finding alternative and cleaner means.