Arrest warrant issued for Shahbaz Gill in defamation case


LAHORE – A sessions court in Punjab capital has issued a bailable arrest warrant for Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill in a defamation case.

Lahore Additional Sessions Judge Hasnain Azhar Shah issued arrest warrants while expressing displeasure over the absence of Gill’s counsel in a defamation case filed by a Turkish company.

M/s Platform Turizm Tasimacilik — a subsidiary of Al-Bayrak Group of companies — had filed the petition after Gill accused it of signing the metro bus project with the then PML-N government at exorbitant prices.

It contended that the company had to suffer financial losses due to the false allegations levelled by the PTI leader.

The court has ordered Gill to appear in person in the next hearing on November 1.

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