July 06, 2017
KARACHI – The Karachi Hockey Association has served a legal notice on Dawn for publishing a story that alleged there was corruption in the association.
The news - Officials making millions by renting out KHA Complex for weddings, functions - was published on May 23, 2017.
It accused KHA President Dr. Syed Junaid Ali Shah and Secretary Syed Haider Hussain of “minting money” through the KHA Complex.
A KHA press release said the office-bearers were “deeply hurt by such a malicious report in Dawn.”
In its May 29 notice, KHA refuted the allegations and asked Dawn to provide evidence of corruption by KHA officials as claimed in the story. The notice demands unconditional apology and removal of reporter Eshan Qureshi who wrote the story and Sports Editor Rishad Mahmood.
KHA said if this was not done, it would move court and seek damages to the tune of Rs150 million.
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