Shehbaz Sharif To Initiate Legal Action Against Daily Mail Publishers In The Current Week
PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif is set to initiate legal action against Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) – the publisher of The Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail and Mail Online, Geo News reported.
The DMGT was formerly known as Associated Newspapers.
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Quoting sources, it said Shehbaz’s representatives had meetings with three different defamation law specialist firms to finalise one of those to file case against the media group for publishing a story by journalist David Rose in which allegations of corruption linked with the DFID (Department for International Development) were made.
One of the legal team members said they had received positive feedback, as the legal experts expressed their eagerness to act on Shahbaz Sharif’s behalf to initiate legal proceedings in the current week. “We are determined to establish that the allegations made were politically motivated, nefarious in purpose and baseless.”
The source said legal experts were of the view that Shehbaz had a strong case against the paper, as the allegations lacked any substance – especially after the rebuttal by DFID.
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Soon after the story was published and caused a stir in Pakistan, Shehbaz had announced that he would file a law suit against Daily Mail.
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