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Lawyers asked to present arguments on defamation suit against PM

LAHORE: A local court here on Friday adjourned a Rs10 billion defamation suit against Prime Minister Imran Khan. Last year, PMl-N president Shehbaz Sharif went to the court, suing the prime minister for Rs10 billion for accusing him of offering a bribe to stay silent over the Panama Papers allegations against the Sharif family. During the course of the hearing today, the judge directed lawyers of both parties to come prepared on next hearing to forward their arguments on an application challenging jurisdiction of the…

Nawaz serves defamation notice on NAB chairman

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has served a defamation notice to the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) following allegations of money laundering against him. Nawaz’s counsel, Barriser Munawar Duggal, authored and submitted the legal notice to chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. The notice demanded an apology within 14 days from the NAB chief over the false allegations, and to pay an amount Rs one billion in damages on account of defamatory statement. It further demands to publish…

Hafiz Saeed sends defamation notice to Khawaja Asif

LAHORE: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has sent a defamation notice to Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for his remarks at the Asia Society forum in New York earlier this week. The legal notice submitted by advocate A.K. Dogar has demanded the foreign minister to apologize within two weeks or they will approach the courts. The notice said that Khawaja Asif leveled baseless allegation against Hafiz Saeed which has not only harmed his reputation and hurt the feelings of patriotic citizens of Pakistan. Therefore, it…

‘Apprentice’ alum sues Trump for defamation

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump was hit with a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday by a former contestant on his reality television show "The Apprentice," who had previously accused him of sexual misconduct. Summer Zervos's lawsuit claims that Trump -- set to become the 45th US president on Friday -- lied when responding to allegations that he tried to kiss and grope her without her consent. Trump is a "liar and misogynist" who has "debased and denigrated Zervos with false statements about her," the lawsuit says.…