Rs500m Defamation Case Against Model Sophia Mirza For 'Spreading Lies'.

ISLAMABAD -- Norwegian-Pakistani businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor has sued his former wife Sophia Mirza for defamation seeking damages of Rs500 million and a Lahore court has issued a notice to the actress and model.

The case was filed by Umar Farooq Zahoor last month and now the court has sought a reply from the actress by September 7.

Lawyers of Umar Farooq Zahoor, who is an Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Liberia for the regions of Middle East and South East Asia including Pakistan, have written in the application that the plaintiff is a well-known businessman with his business spread all around the globe and enjoys an immaculate reputation among international business community.

The application states that the dispute between Umar Zahoor and Sophia Mirza started in around 2007 over the custody of their twin daughters after Sophia Mirza handed over the custody of the daughters to Zahoor after 'receiving a colossal sum of money.'

The application informs the court that the Pakistan's Supreme Court had asked the defendant to approach the UAE courts where the local Shariah Court has already given full custody of the daughters to Umar Zahoor but instead of approaching the UAE courts the defendant is 'using her connections in media to defame the plaintiff by circulating false information and defamatory material against the plaintiff.'

The application gives reference of a press conference by Sophia Mirza on 28 June 2022 in which she levelled 'false allegations against the plaintiff which, inter alia, includes allegation of kidnapping his own daughters, allegation of plaintiff being a fugitive from the law and most wanted criminal, allegation of involvement in money laundering and threatening the Defendant.'

The application to the court says that Sophia Mirza had used...

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