Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Qadir Mandokhel has sent a Rs 58 billion defamation notice to Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan.
According to the legal notice, Firdous Ashiq Awan had levelled baseless allegations against Madokhel in a TV show besides slapping and threatening him.
The PTI leader has been asked in the notice to seek an apology from the PPP MNA in writing, and that, too, within seven days; the text of which should be published in newspapers and telecast on TV channels.
“And not only that, but she should also pay Rs 58 billion to MNA Mandokhail in damages,” the notice said.
The legal notice further stated that PPP leader Qadir Mandokhel is a respected person in his constituency, she also harassed Qadir Mandokhel and threatened to kill him, the legal noticed read.
It is to be noted that a local court rejected PPP MPA Qadir Khan Mandokhel’s request to register a case against Firdous Ashiq Awan at the Karachi police station for making threatening remarks during a TV program.
Earlier in June, Firdous Ashiq Awan had slapped PPP MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhel after a heated exchange on a news show.
The video clip from the Express-News talk show hosted by Javed Chaudhry went viral on social media showing PTI leader Firdous Ashiq Awan and PPP MNA Mandokhel hurling accusations of corruption on each other.