Farah Khan, an in depth good friend of PTI chairman Imran Khan’s spouse Bushra Bibi, has despatched a authorized discover as a “closing reminder” to PML-N’s Attaullah Tarar, asking him to chorus from defaming her.
Within the authorized discover dated August 10, Farah’s lawyer Azhar Siddique mentioned Tarar had refuted all contentions raised with out “corroborating any of the defenses taken by him with concrete proof”.
“In truth, your counsel has admitted to the defamation of our consumer by stating ‘Farah Khan aka Gogi Farhat Shahzadi’. The usage of the derogatory title which is being challenged by our authorized notices in a reply to the identical clearly cements the truth that you could have defamed our consumer,” the discover mentioned, attaching a replica of the reply Tarar submitted to an earlier discover.
The discover demanded that Tarar stop and desist from all ongoing and current defamation of Farah, her title and her repute. It additionally demanded that the PML-N chief tender an unconditional apology inside seven days of receiving the discover which said that he would desist from additional defamation of Farah.
It additionally requested Tarar to “publish a contradiction and tender an unconditional apology along with a immediate and perpetual stop and desist written assurance” in each outstanding newspaper, electronically in addition to through social media inside seven days of receiving the discover.
As well as, it additionally requested Tarar to pay Farah a sum of Rs5 billion for utilizing the “derogatory and defamatory time period” previously and an extra Rs5bn for utilizing the identical time period as soon as once more in London in Could 2022.
It said that because the PML-N chief had not adhered to the requests made within the earlier notices, “we’re hereby intimating you that we’re initiating defamation proceedings in opposition to you earlier than the court docket of competent jurisdiction”.
Farah reportedly left the nation following the PTI chief’s ouster from energy. She has since been named in a number of circumstances which were opened in opposition to her by investigators. In July, the Punjab Anti-Corruption Institution booked Farah and her mom and arrested two others in a case regarding the allegedly unlawful allotment of two industrial plots, measuring 10 acres, to an organization owned by her.
The plots had been allotted on a subsidised price provided by the federal government that was Rs83m however their market worth was about Rs600m.
Earlier in April, NAB authorised an inquiry in opposition to her on allegations of accumulating “unlawful belongings past recognized sources of revenue, cash laundering, and sustaining numerous accounts within the title of companies”.
On the identical time, the PTI chief defended Farah as “completely harmless”, describing the corruption probe in opposition to her as a “political vendetta” in opposition to him.
Final July, Bushra Bibi a purported leaked audio clip allegedly informed the PTI social media head to hyperlink criticism in opposition to her and Farah with treason.