Shehbaz Sharif to file lawsuit against British paper

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ISLAMABAD: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif announced that he would file a lawsuit against British paper The Daily Mail” after the tabloid published accused his family of stealing UK aid money meant for earthquake victims.

“Have decided to file law suit against Daily Mail. The fabricated and misleading story was published at the behest of Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar. We will also launch legal proceedings against them,” Sharif said in a Twitter statement.

“Btw IK has yet to respond to three such cases I filed against him for defamation,” added Sharif.

His response came after The Daily Mail alleged that Sharif and his family were embezzling tens of millions of pounds of public money and laundering it to Britain.

The report stated: “After winning election on a pledge to combat corruption, Imran Khan set up a special team to deal with it, the Asset Recovery Unit, headed by a UK-educated barrister.

“They have examined a series of suspicious transactions running to many millions and shown that Shehbaz’s family’s assets grew enormously during the years he was in power,” it added.

On the other hand, UK aid agency also rebutted The Daily Mail’s report in a lengthy statement.