PPP Co-Chairman and former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has sent PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan a Rs10 billion legal notice for levelling “baseless allegations” against him.
According to the details, the notice, sent by PPP’s legal team on behalf of Asif Ali Zardari, contends that the PTI chief through his “baseless accusations” tried to create a link between Zardari and terrorist organizations “blindly disregarding the fact that our client and his party has remained the victim of terrorism”.
The notice also reads that the PTI chief through his “defamatory actions” caused “severe agony, mental stress and loss of reputation” to the PPP co-chairperson. Moreover, the legal notice also demanded a public apology from Imran Khan for the murder allegations against Asif Zardari.
Senator Farooq Naek Advocate SC has sent a legal notice to Imran Khan on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari. Asks for an unconditional apology on TV & social media within 14 days for slanderous and false allegations. pic.twitter.com/yEkiTi38Wg
— Kasim Gilani (@KasimGillani) January 30, 2023
Earlier, Imran Khan alleged that Asif Ali Zardari has been formulating a plan and financing “terrorists” to kill him. In a virtual press conference, Imran Khan claimed four people had orchestrated a plan “behind closed doors” to assassinate him.
“Now, there’s a Plan C. Asif Zardari is behind it. He has amassed a lot of money through corruption and he has invested that money in terrorists and hired a militant organization,” Imran Khan said.
His allegations sparked a strong reaction from PPP. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari slammed Khan and said that the ex-prime minister must be careful about what he says. Similarly, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said Sunday that the ex-premier came up with a “new mantra” against the former president.
“In our country’s politics, neither have opponents been assassinated nor will they be in the future,” the defence minister said while addressing a press conference in Sialkot.
“By accusing Asif Ali Zardari of his assassination plot, Imran Khan is trying to turn the mood of politics towards violence,” the defence minister further lamented.