ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif vowed to sue the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, for publishing “fabricated” and “misleading” story which accused him and his family of allegedly embezzling earthquake aid money given by Department for International Development (DFID) and laundering it in the United Kingdom.
Taking to the microblogging site, Twitter, on Sunday, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly alleged that the story was published at the behest of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his special assistant on accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar.
Have decided to file law suit against Daily Mail. The fabricated and misleading story was published at the behest of Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar. We will also launch legal proceedings against them. Btw IK has yet to respond to three such cases I filed against him for defamation.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) July 14, 2019
“Have decided to file [a] lawsuit against [the] Daily Mail. The fabricated and misleading story was published at the behest of Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar,” wrote Shehbaz on his Twitter handle.
The PML president said that he would also launch legal proceedings against the prime minister and his assistant. “IK [Imran Khan ] has yet to respond to three such cases I filed against him for defamation.”