Pakistan

Shahbaz slams Imran’s ‘lack of response’ to legal notice

Shahbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif says that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has not yet responded to his legal notice, ARY News reported Sunday.

“I have served two legal notices on Imran Khan for labeling baseless allegations on me but I did not receive any reply from him so far”, the chief minister Punjab said while talking to media persons.

Shahbaz – besides Hamza Sharif – had served a legal notice to PTI chairman Imran Khan for labeling Rs10 billion bribe allegations on him for allegedly staying silent on Panamagate scandal earlier this month.

The chief minister Punjab, in the letter sent through his lawyer, had asked the PTI chief to apologise within 14 days, else the matter would be taken to court of law.

However, the chief minister did not tell what [further] legal action he intended to take against Khan [in case of constant lack of response from the PTI chief].

It should be recalled here that Khan had claimed to be offered Rs10 billion for staying silent on Panamagate case by one of the close aides of the chief minister Punjab.

He had reiterated that Rs10 billion was just the starting amount of the offer while claiming that the middleman was also offered Rs two billion on successful negotiations.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders demanded Khan to disclose the name of the person who carried offer to him on which the PTI chairman had earlier stated that over disclosure of the name, the person could face the wrath of the rulers, as what he had said, the ruling party was not a democratic party but a group of fascists scapegoating others to safeguard their personal interests.

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