Lahore (Agencies): Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has sent a legal notice to British publication Daily Mail for accusing him of misusing funds allocated for earthquake victims.
"Have served legal notice to the Daily Mail," Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President said in a tweet.
Have served legal notice to the DailyMail. Details in the attached image pic.twitter.com/rT4FHcXefB— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) July 26, 2019
The July 14 article accused Shehbaz of embezzling public funds.
David Rose, the author of the article, has also been named in the legal notice served by Shehbaz’s counsel in London.
According to a press release, dated July 25 and issued by London-based legal firm Carter-Ruck Solicitors, a formal legal complaint was issued against the news outlets and investigative journalist Rose for the "gravely defamatory" story.
"The article is gravely defamatory of Mr Sharif, including false allegations that he misappropriated UK taxpayers’ money in the form of DFID aid intended for the victims of the devastating 2005 earthquake in Pakistan," the press release read.
“I am utterly appalled by these allegations," the press release quoted Sharif as saying.