Reham Khan, broadcaster and former wife of Imran Khan issues a public apology for the accusations she leveled at Special Assistant Zulfi Bukhari. Her apology comes as Special Assistant Zulfi Bukhari wins the defamation case against Reham Khan at the London High Court.
Back in 2019, Reham Khan published a video on her social media platforms accusing Zulfi Bukhari of corruption. According to her, Zulfi Bukhari carried out a corrupt plan with PM Khan to sell or acquire the Roosevelt Hotel at an undervalue. Consequently, Zulfi Bukhari then sued her for defamation.
Moreover, Zulfi Bukhari won the first round in the defamation case against Reham at the Royal Court of Justice at a trial of preliminary issues. Justice Karen Steyn determined the meaning of the eight publications as the subject of the defamation claim. She also accepted submissions from Zulfi’s lawyer Barrister Claire Overman that her client had been defamed widely.
Recently, Zulfi Bukhari won the case as the accusations proved false. As per the settlement, Reham Khan will pay the sum of £50,000 (Rs11.6 million) as a contribution towards Zulfi Bukhari’s costs and damages. She also agreed to withdraw all allegations and apologize for broadcasting a defamatory video.
She will tweet the apology and clarification in both English and Urdu. The apology will remain pinned to her Twitter account for at least 3 consecutive days.
In her apology statement, she mentioned each allegation against Zulfi Bukhari and termed them as “false and untrue.”
“I unconditionally apologize to Zulfi Bukhari for the significant distress, upset, and embarrassment which these publications caused him,” she further added.
Major win for Zulfi Bukhari
While complying with the settlement, Reham Khan also released a video reading out her full and unconditional apology to Zulfi Bukhari.
Zulfi Bukhari then shared the video with the caption, “Truth always wins!”
“Upon court orders, Reham Khan publicly apologizes and pays damages for her lies,” he wrote.
Zulfi Bukhari further expressed hope that one day Pakistan will have the same law and justice against fake news.
TRUTH ALWAYS WINS!
Upon court orders,Reham Khan publicly apologises&pays damages for her lies.
IA 1 day we’ll have the same law&justice so certain media persons spreading lies&fake news can be taken to task.This is the result when rule of law is supreme
Next stop:Commissioner Rwp pic.twitter.com/xEKa1YZaQc
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) October 15, 2021
In addition, he also hinted that Commissioner Rawalpindi will face the same fate. Earlier this year, Zulfi Bukhari served a defamation notice to Rawalpindi Commissioner Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah over mentioning his name in the Rawalpindi Ring Road Project scam.