June 11, 2021
LAHORE—Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has served a legal notice to PPP parliamentarian Qadir Mandokhel over his “extremely disrespectful, vulgar and provocatively indecent remarks against” her and her late father during recording of a talk show.
The defamation notice served under Section 8 of Defamation Ordinance, 2002, stated that Mandokhail, during a TV show ‘Kal Tak with Javed Chaudary’ used foul language against her father and made false allegations of corruption against her.
“My client has been a target of harassment and disrespect on national television in an attempt to discourage her from her pro-active role in politics and the welfare of this country and its citizens,” Muneer Law Associates stated in the notice.
“…you [Mandokhel] passed defamatory statements (hereinafter the 'Defamatory Statements'), and raised false, politically motivated and absurd accusations against my Client without an iota of evidence or factual basis,” reads the notice.
The notice gives PPP parliamentarian 14 days to not only retract allegations and issue a public apology in media, but also pay Rs 10,000,000,00 as compensation for causing irreparable damages to her, and Rs 40,00,000 as legal fee.
“…Failing which, the undersigned have been instructed to initiate legal proceedings against you at your own risk and cost before a court of law under defamation Ordinance, 2002, relevant sections of the Pakistan Penal Code, Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 and other enabling laws of the land,” the notice, on behalf of Dr. Awan, read.
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