CM Punjab serves defamation notice on journalist.


LAHORE -- Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar has served a legal notice with Rs 250 million in damages against journalist Irshad Bhatti for leveling false allegations and entangling and undermining his (Buzdar's) marital life in a television show.

Buzdar, through his counsel Obaid Ullah, advocate High Court, said television analyst/journalist Irshad Bhatti had leveled false allegations of financial and moral corruption against him referring to contracting a second marriage and misusing public funds during a private television talk-show broadcasted in Pakistan and abroad on October 29, 2019.

The legal notice said the defamatory utterances by Irshad Bhatti were culpable under the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended through the Amendment Act 2007.


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