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MPA Rasheed sends PRO of Lyari Medical College Rs 100m defamation notice

KARACHI: Jamaat-e Islami (JI) MPA Syed Abdul Rasheed has served defamation notice of Rs 100 million on Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College Lyari over the false allegations during a gathering at the college.
As per details, at a gathering at the college, the PRO of the college Uzair Rustam had leveled frivolous allegations of corruption on the MPA Syed Abdul Rasheed.
According to the notice by  Syed Abdul Rasheed’s lawyer, Rasheed who got elected from PS 108 (Lyrai) commands immaculate and excellent social reputation amongst the political and social circles of Karachi.
“Rasheed is working hard in order to achieve his party’s target i.e. corruption-free Pakistan and for such purpose, he had variously pointed out the corruption and corrupt practices being carried out in different departments in his constituency including Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College and Lyari General Hospital(LGH)” it added.
The notice further said the MPA also raised his voice on the floor of the Sindh Assembly against the corruption in college and LGH and in consequence thereof the corrupt elements involved in corruption started character assassination of the MPA.
Resultantly, the sheltered corrupt facets started to unveil themselves and came out in order to wrongfully and mala fide malign and defame my client and in such process you being a member of this corrupt racket came out and leveled baseless allegations against my client in your speech in a political gathering.
It added Uzair Rustum offending speech leveled baseless and frivolous allegations of corruption on Syed Abdul Rasheed as well as his brother which is strictly actionable in law.
“Your (Uzair Rustum) such unlawful, unwarranted and illicit act defamed my client and adversely affected his political career but also tarnished his image in his social circle to an irreparable extent”, the lawyer said.
The JI leader has asked PRO of the college to furnish the proofs of his alleged corruption within 14 days, failing which, latter is also called upon to pay a sum of Rs.100.00 million on account of damages for leveling a false allegation against him.
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