Najam Sethi to Face Defamation Suit of Rs 10 billion over personal attack on PM
- On the directions of PM Imran Khan, a defamation notice of Rs10billion has been filed against Najam Sethi.
- This comes as a reaction of NajamSethi’s slanderous claims about PM’s personal life.
- Najam Sethi, on the other hand, stated that he is still waiting for justice from the court for the lawsuit he filed against the PM.
Prime Minister Imran Khan filed a defamation lawsuit against senior journalist Najam Sethi, seeking damages worth Rs10 billion.
This has been done as a result of NajamSethi’s defamatory marks and slanderous claims about PM’s personal life.
Petition Filed on PM’s Directions:
A petition is filed on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, it said:
“It is earnestly prayed that a permanent injunction is issued against the defendant, and in favor of the plaintiff, where under restraining defendant for not making any defamatory and slanderous comments against the plaintiff till the final decision of this case.”
— Azhar Laghari (@AzharLaghariPTI) August 3, 2019
PM’s Counsel talking about the Matter:
The petition is filed through PM’s counsel Dr. Babar Awan in district court in Islamabad. The council stated that absurd and shameful claims were made by the news anchor regarding the private life of Prime Minister. “Fake news cannot be dealt with leniency,” he added.
He said that the practice of character assassination and violation of the rule of law during TV programs needed to be stopped. He said that he expects Najam Sethi to defend his indecent claims in court.
“It is hoped that the NajamSethi would defend his immoral remarks in the court instead of seeking escape routes,” PM’s counsel added.
Here is how NajamSethi Reacted:
Upon reaching the development, Najam Sethi said he is still waiting for justice from the court for the lawsuit he filed against the premier over his 35 puncture allegations.
Good question! I am still waiting for insaf from the court even though IK later publicly admitted there was no truth in his “political statement”! https://t.co/QhOCPEl8pM
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) August 3, 2019
The Earlier Story:
In April this year, Najam Sethi had said that Bani Gala has witnessed its first fight after BushraManeka and Imran Khan’s marriage. He had revealed that PM and the first lady were about to part ways but the dispute was resolved after the interference of close friends.
Briefing about the difficulties in marriage, Najam said that peace and love are the keys to make a home but the absence of these two directly affects the lives of both the partners.
Not only this, but he also said that someone should convey this news to Reham Khan and Jemima Khan so that they could feel happy about it.
This is not the first time that Najam Sethi and Prime Minister Imran Khan came together in a controversy. Every Pakistani remembers the story of 35 punctures.
In April, PM Imran Khan had also lodged a complaint with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority against Najam Sethi for his absurd claims.