Lahore : Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan’s legal team served Rs 2 billion defamation notice to Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Member National Assembly Rana Sanaullah for issuing ‘false, malicious and defamatory statements’ against her.
The notice served on May 26, said that Dr Firdous was considered
across the globe as an honest, upright and able politician. She
remained MNA for ten years and served various ministries as minister
for five years. Right now, she was serving the Ministry of Information
and Broadcasting as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM).
The notice said that Dr Firdous hailing from a respected family, has
been serving the public since last 20 years. Rana Sanullah in his
media talk had leveled baseless and fabricated allegations, which
hurts her, besides damaging her reputation.
The notice stressed that the apology should be published at same
space, broadcast must cover same time as the allegations were
published and broadcast earlier.
The notice warned Rana Sanaullah to withdraw allegations,
tender apology and pay damages within a period of 14 days, failing
which Dr Firdous has the right of start legal proceedings against Rana
Sanaullah under Defamation Act 2002.