- PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb says London court docket’s choice in Each day Mail case “a testimony of the innocence of Shehbaz Sharif”
- Aurangzeb calls for apology from PM Imran Khan and “his rented spokespeople”
- PML-N spokesperson accuses premier of orchestrating “this false interview”
LAHORE: The PML-N has demanded the discharge of celebration president and former chief minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, after he and his son-in-law Imran Ali Yousaf gained the primary spherical of a defamation case towards the UK’s Each day Mail newspaper.
In a press release issued Friday evening, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb stated the London court docket’s choice within the Each day Mail defamation case “is a testimony of the innocence of Shehbaz Sharif and Imran sahab [Prime Minister Imran Khan] being a proven liar”.
“The soot on the blackened faces of those who slandered Shehbaz Sharif’s honesty has increased,” Aurangzeb stated, including that the celebration and its staff thanked God for the ruling.
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She additionally demanded an apology from PM Imran Khan and “his rented spokespeople”, saying the London court docket dominated that the PML-N president had been “severely defamed” below the British legislation.
The decide remarked that the Each day Mail had revealed information towards the previous Punjab chief minister based mostly on lies and assumptions, she stated, asking who would avenge the shame dropped at Pakistan “by you through political revenge and jealousy”.
The PML-N spokesperson additionally lambasted those that had “waved fake papers”, asking why PM Imran Khan’s aide on accountability, Barrister Mirza Shahzad Akbar, had not introduced these paperwork within the London court docket.
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“Those who have no self-respect, their only job is to malign the honorable people,” she added, claiming Shahzad Akbar had benefited via commissions from the controversial Broadsheet LLC.
Aurangzeb accused the premier of orchestrating “this false interview” and stated all of “your lies will end up like this”.
“Whenever justice and fairness prevailed, the PML-N leadership emerged with its head high. Those who sent PML-N leaders to jail went to the prison themselves.
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“Imran Khan has been absconding for the previous 5 years in a Rs10-billion defamation case filed by Shehbaz Sharif. Imran Khan’s lies will likely be uncovered on this defamation case in Pakistan.”
Earlier today, the PML-N president and his son-in-law, Imran Ali Yousaf, won the first round of a defamation case against the Daily Mail for an article the London court ruled contained words that were a source of damage to the defendants’ reputation.
In an initial ruling, London High Court Justice Matthew Nicklin observed that the words used in the Daily Mail journalist David Rose-authored article could be considered slanderous.
The judge termed the article against Sharif and Yousaf “Chase Degree 1 defamation” — or the very best type of defamation.