November 06, 2019
ISLAMABAD — Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, has served a legal notice on television analyst Irshad Bhatti (pictured) through his lawyers, seeking Rs250 million in damages for defamation.
Bhatti claimed in the program Report Card on Geo News that the chief minister had married a second time besides leveling a couple of other allegations about his home and his trips to Khushab.
The legal notice said that Bhatti’s statements were malicious and untrue and painted the minister and his family as financially and morally corrupt.
The notice gives the analyst 14 days to apologize to the chief minister in an unqualified manner and pay Rs250 million in damages. It warned that if a suit was filed against him, an amount of Rs500 million plus the mark up would be claimed.
The program Report Card aired on October 10, 2019.
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