Ali Zaidi sends defamation notice to Miftah Ismael

By: News Desk
Published: 02:04 PM, 6 May, 2021
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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi on Thursday sent a defamation notice to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and candidate in NA-249, Karachi West, Miftah Ismail, demanding Rs100 million in damages, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The notice states that Miftah had accused Zaidi in a TV talk show of evading tax and buying people’s votes by giving them funds under the ‘Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme’. 

The federal minister warned the PML-N leader of legal action if the latter did not reply within 14 days. 

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Earlier, on April 28, 2021, Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior (Federal Minister) Mirza Shahzad Akbar had sent a legal notice to ex-DG FIA Bashir Memon to either retract from his accusation of pressuring him to open inquiries against the political opponents of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) or pay sum of Rs500 million as a compensation for causing irreparable damage to his reputation.

He had also asked him to pay Rs2 million in the legal fee.

Reporter Owais Kiani