LAHORE: A Lahore court docket on Saturday gave Prime Minister Imran Khan’s lawyer extra time to furnish his reply in a Rs100 million defamation swimsuit filed by former interim Punjab chief minister Najam Sethi in opposition to him.
Extra Periods Decide Amjad Ali Shah resumed the listening to of the case as a lawyer representing the prime minister appeared within the court docket. He requested the decide to offer him extra time to submit his response to the swimsuit.
Granting the counsel’s request, the court docket directed him to file his response on subsequent listening to set for Might 30.
Najma Sethi had gone to the court docket, submitting a defamation swimsuit in opposition to the premier after he accused the previous of fixing 35 punctures within the 2013 common elections.
He contended Imran levelled the allegations that he being an interim chief minister helped in rigging 35 seats within the 2013 common elections.
Sethi stated he had additionally despatched a authorized discover by his lawyer to Imran Khan however he didn’t reply.
Upon Imran’s failure to reply regardless of the passage of six months of serving a authorized discover, he stated he needed to file a swimsuit for defamation in opposition to the prime minister as he was repeatedly attempting to malign his repute by his “derogatory and false statements.”