- Dr. Rizwan Taj receives a Rs. 10 billion defamation notice from Imran Khan
Dr Rizwan Taj has been issued a notice of a penalty amounting to Rs10 billion by Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The notice was served in response to Dr Taj’s involvement in a press conference where Imran Khan’s medical report was discussed.
Barrister Mohammad Ahmed Pansuta Advocate, representing Imran Khan, sent a letter demanding an unconditional apology from Dr Rizwan Taj to Imran Khan.
The controversy arose when Dr Taj participated in a press conference regarding Imran Khan’s medical report. In light of this, Imran Khan, through his legal representative, promptly took action by issuing a notice that specified the significant penalty.
Previously, Imran Khan had also sent a notice to Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel through his lawyer, Abu Dhar Salman Niazi. Imran Khan asked Patel to withdraw his allegations within 15 days, issue an immediate unconditional apology, or pay Rs10 billion as damages.
According to the notice, the damages are to be deposited in the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital (SKMH).
The notice explicitly stated that if Abdul Qadir Patel does not apologize, legal action will be taken.
Abdul Qadir Patel, the Federal Minister for Health, alleged during a press conference in Islamabad that medical reports of Imran Khan indicated the use of alcohol and cocaine, along with describing the former prime minister as mentally unstable.
Patel made these shocking revelations, stating that after Imran Khan’s arrest, he was taken to a hospital where medical examinations, including a urine sample analysis, were conducted. The initial findings from the report indicated the use of drugs, and subsequent tests confirmed the use of alcohol and cocaine by Imran Khan.