MQM files Rs5bn damages suit against Imran Khan

Karachi: A suit claiming the damages of Rs5 billion was filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM, on Tuesday, against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf PTI Chairman Imran Khan for allegedly defaming and maligning the MQM chief, Altaf Hussain.

MQM leader, Dr Farooq Sattar filed the suit in the Sindh High Court SHC. The plaintiff submitted that PTI chairman Imran Khan was hurling the allegations against MQM chief and accusing him for his involvement in murder of PTI leader Zehra Shahid.

Plaintiff said that Imran Khan had held MQM chief responsible for Zahra’s murder and accused him of inciting violence through provocative speeches from London.

MQM leader said that it had sent a legal notice to Imran Khan, after he levelled allegations against MQM chief but till today PTI chairman neither declined nor accepted the content of the legal notice, adding that after consultation with the legal advisors, the party decided to file defamation suit against PTI chairman.

He further said that PTI has always been the flag bearer of rule of law, though its chairman accused MQM chief for being involved in the murder of PTI leader without any investigation just hours later after the murder of PTI leader.

MQM leader prayed the court to direct the PTI chairman to tender unconditional apology to the MQM chief and other party leaders or pay Rs 5billion rupees.