Govt decides to file defamation case in opposition to Justice (r) Wajihuddin


ISLAMABAD:

The federal authorities on Thursday determined to file a defamation go well with in opposition to Justice (r) Wajihuddin Ahmed, a former founding member of PTI.

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry introduced the federal government’s choice a day after Ahmed had claimed that the family bills of Prime Minister Imran Khan had been borne by get together leaders, together with the now estranged Jahangir Khan Tareen.

“The notion that Imran Khan is an [financially] honest man is completely devoid of truth,” he had mentioned and went on to say that, “He [PM Imran] hasn’t been operating his family himself for years”.

Today, whereas talking to the media, the data minister mentioned notices had been additionally being issued to TV channels that ran the mentioned statements with out affirmation.

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“Freedom of speech is accompanied by the right of responsibility,” he mentioned. “The manner in which the prime minister was targeted was reprehensible. A deliberate campaign is being launched against the country’s top civil officers, army generals, judiciary and other institutions.”

“Talks were held regarding the expenses of the prime minister’s house. A new joke has come out. Wajihuddin made a statement that was made without verification. Other countries have laws and fines,” he mentioned.

Earlier, Tareen had additionally denied the retired justice’s declare and maintained that he had by no means paid for the “family bills of Bani Gala”.

In a tweet, Tareen mentioned whatever the present standing of his relationship with the premier, he wouldn’t conceal the reality.

“I did whatever was in my capacity to help [the] PTI in the quest to build a new Pakistan but I never gave a penny for the household expenses of Bani Gala,” he added.

“Just want to set the record straight,” he had added. 

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