Imran serves notice on JUI-F chief
16 August, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan set the stage for a crucial match with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, possibly in a court of law, by sending a legal notice to him for dubbing him 'an agent of Jews'. Through Advocate Hamid Khan, the notice was dispatched to the JUI-F leader on August 13.
Imran during a news conference recently announced to sue the Maulana and challenged him to prove in a court what he uttered during a recent television interview.
The lawyer has called on the Maulana to tender unconditional apology to Imran within a week of receiving the notice otherwise criminal proceedings would be initiated against him besides Rs500 million damages claim.
He said the unconditional apology should be telecast and broadcast on television and radio and satellite network during prime time on national and international media. Referring to the interview Maulana Fazl gave to the Geo TV show on August 03, wherein Hamid Khan said baseless, frivolous, malicious, contumacious and preposterous allegations were hurled at Imran.
He reproduced some related portions of the interview in which Maulana Fazl alleged that he had closely studied Imran's personality and found him to be an agent of Jews. Maulana Fazl's spokesman Jan Achakzai has said that they were yet to receive the notice. However, he ruled out the possibility of his leader apologising to Imran.
Achakzai said they would also approach the court to seek Imran's disqualification under Articles 62, 63 of the Constitution. In the notice, Hamid, himself a senior PTI leader, said that Imran after a long and arduous political struggle, established PTI as a leading political party throughout Pakistan.
He said Imran has been elected member of the National Assembly from various constituencies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which shows he is a popular national leader. He enjoys following all across Pakistan and is highly respected leader because of his honesty, integrity, uprightness and devotion.