Earlier this week, a retired decide of Pakistan’s apex courtroom, Wajihuddin Ahmed, who had resigned from the PTI in 2016, claimed that the now-estranged occasion chief Jahangir Tareen had been offering Rs 3 million each month for Khan to run his family.
The quantity, Ahmed alleged throughout a TV interview, had been elevated to Rs 5 million later.
Based on Ahmed, the general public notion of Imran Khan being an sincere man was utterly mistaken. Tareen, in a posting on Twitter, nevertheless, denied the allegation.
Quickly after its telecast, the interview went viral on social media and was subsequently picked up by mainstream media shops.
“Some TV stations made a marketing campaign out of Justice Wajihuddin Ahmed’s allegations,” stated info minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, vowing that the federal government would pursue a case towards all channels that had reported on Ahmed’s allegations with out verification.
The minister additional stated that the federal government had additionally determined to file a “legal defamation” swimsuit towards Ahmed for his allegations.
Interesting to the chief justice of Pakistan and the chief justices of all excessive courts to make sure that the respect of establishments was upheld, the minister instructed the formation of particular division benches at district and excessive courtroom ranges to deal particularly with defamation circumstances.
Talking with reporters in Karachi after the minister’s presser, Ahmed maintained that his assertion was correct and added that he had no drawback with the federal government submitting a defamation swimsuit. To a query, he stated that Tareen had no selection however to disclaim the allegation. “These bills are out of the books and should not accounted for. Therefore, it was straightforward for him to disclaim it,” he alleged.