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Former CJP reaches Lahore to sue Imran

LAHORE: When the opposition’s movements politically awaken the city of Lahore and some mainstream politicians make it their base camp for anti-government campaigns, former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry also joins in on Tuesday. After reaching the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, from Islamabad, he talked to the media and termed all the allegations levelled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan against him for involvment in rigging during the general elections of May 2013 false and baseless. He confirmed the media persons answering queries about PTI chairman’s allegations that Imran Khan had still not given any answer to his (Iftikhar’s) notice of Rs 20 billion so he would knock the door of the court and would file a petition against the Kaptan soon. Talking about allegations on him, the former chief justice of Pakistan said that only the people who were facing corruption cases in the courts were trying to disgrace to discredit him (Iftikhar). He said that Imran Khan had no answer of his notice of Rs 20 billion and was leveling baseless allegations against him. He said that it was already written in his notice to the PTI chief Imran Khan that he (Imran) was levelling allegations against Iftikhar for some motives. Anyhow, he rejecting the allegations of Imran Khan said that the PTI chairman had no evidence to prove his claims against him. Though, the former chief justice of Pakistan did not confirm any date to file suit against Imran Khan in the court but it is being speculated that the defamation case would be filed within couple of days after the Independence Day on August 14. The former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had already sent a legal notice to Imran Khan under Section 9 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002 for recovery of Rs 20 billion in damages to his reputation and image as PTI chairman had accused him for involvment in rigging in the general elections of May 2013.

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