Arrest Warrants Issued for Hanif Abbasi for defaming SKMT
- Additional District and Sessions Judge Sahibzada Naqeeb Shahzad in Sep 2020, fined PMLN leader Muhammad Hanif Abbasi Rs5,000,000 in a defamation suit filed by the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Hospital
- Hanif Abbasi failed to pay the fine imposed by the court.
- The court has now issued arrest warrants for Hanif Abbasi.
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The history of the case between Hanif Abbasi and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Hospital:
The Trust chief executive officer filed a suit of Rs100 million against Abbasi on behalf of the board of governors on May 3, 2012.
According to the Trust spokesman, Hanif Abbasi in a TV program stated that the Trust’s board members took salaries in millions of rupees from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.
He alleged that the 19 board members were relatives of Imran Khan, while the fact is that none of the board members takes any money on any account and only three board members are relatives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is chairman of the board of governors.
The hospital had already clarified this through the national dailies while Imran Khan had also rejected these allegations in an exclusive press conference. The spokesman also said Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital was publicly known and acknowledged as a charity-driven institution, which treated thousands of cancer patients every year free of cost with the support of people.
The Arrest Warrants:
Hanif Abbasi has been unable to pay the fine imposed by the court. Hence, his arrest warrants have been issued and he’s likely to get arrested. Abbasi is not the only leader of PMLN who came up with allegations against SKMT.
Khwaja Asif had also used the same allegations against Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Hospital back in 2012. What do you think about the story? leave a comment below and lets us know.