SHC reserves verdict on defamation suit of Zardari

June 14, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday reserved its verdict on Rs 2 billion defamation suit filed by former President Asif Ali Zardari against Sadaruddin Hashwani, a business tycoon.

A single bench comprising Justice Nadeem Akhtar reserved the verdict to be pronounced later on. Zardari had sued country’s one of the biggest tycoons for Rs 2 billion for tarnishing his and Pakistan Peoples’ Party’s image.

The plaintiff’s counsel Farooq H Naik and Shazia Hanjrah had submitted Hashwani’s penned a book titled Truth Always Prevails, aiming at disparaging and defaming plaintiff’s reputation nationally and internationally.

The book was published in a hostile country India will-fully mentioned false, misleading, derogatory and defamatory contents with a view to defame the plaintiff, said Naik.

He said a legal notice was served to the author along with the publishers but they did not give any response. The counsel requested Court to issue a stay order against publishing of book and direct author to pay Rs 2 billion.