Opposition leader in the National Assembly and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif, said Sunday he had decided to file law suit against Daily Mail” after the tabloid published an investigative report allegedly revealing that he and his family were involved in money-laundering in Britain.
“The fabricated and misleading story was published at the behest of Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar. We will also launch legal proceedings against them,” he wrote.
“Btw IK has yet to respond to three such cases I filed against him for defamation,” Sharif added in his tweet.
Earlier, the Daily Mail had reported that the UK’s Department for International Development (DIFD) had given Sharif and his government taxpayers’ cash and that he and his family were embezzling tens of millions of pounds of public money and laundering it to Britain.
The high-level probe was ordered by Prime Minister Imran Khan after he came into power last year.