Court fines journalist in defamation suit

Peshawar—The court of Additional District and Session Judge Peshawar has reportedly awarded Rs. one million fine/compensation to Journalist Umer Cheema of an English National Daily in a defamation suit filed by ExDirector Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Dr. Fashiuddin.
According to a press release issued by Dr. Fashiuddin who is now serving as Director Research and Analysis Centre KP, was removed from his post of Director FIA, KP in November 2010 in response to a news story filed by Umer Cheema.
He said that he has suffered a lot due to the false and unjustified reporting and has faced NAB and Establishment enquiries, leading to a bar to his promotion.—APP

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