PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif has requested for an early hearing of the defamation suit against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Shahbaz Sharif has taken a stand in the petition that Imran Khan’s lawyer Babar Awan is not appearing in court and the defamation suit against Imran Khan has been pending for 3 years.
Lahore Additional Sessions Judge Sohail Anjum heard Shahbaz Sharif’s miscellaneous petition and issued notices to the lawyers of the parties seeking their response.
It may be recalled that in a speech held at Shaukat Khanum Hospital on April 25, 2017, Imran Khan had alleged that he had been offered Rs 10 billion in exchange for remaining silent on the Panama case.
After that, Imran Khan did not name the person who made the financial offer during an interview, but he said that the person is very close to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
In July 2017, Shahbaz Sharif filed a Rs 10 billion compensation claim against PTI chairman and current Prime Minister Imran Khan.