RAWALPINDI: The court of Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Abdul Sittar Langa on Saturday directed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to appear in person or send a representative before the court in a defamation case filed by the former PML-N MNA Muhammad Hanif Abbasi.
The court adjourned the next hearing till December 22.
Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, ex-MNA and Chairman Metro Bus Service Project Implementation Committee, filed petition through his lawyer Haji Ghulam Mustafa Kundwal in the court of ASJ against PTI Chief Imran Khan. Imran Khan had alleged duringhis speech in Islamabad that Hanif Abbasi was a narcotics seller.
Talking to media, Haji Ghulam Mustafa said that his client filed a case against PTI chief Imran Khan for not replying to a defamation notice of Rs 1 billion for damaging his reputation.
Earlier, Hanif Abbasi had given Imran Khan 14 days’ time limit to tender his apology but Imran did not reply. The court has directed Imran Khan to appear in person or through his representative before the court till December 22.