Hameed Haroon files case against Jami in SHC
Dawn Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hameed Haroon on Wednesday filed a case in the Sindh High Court (SHC) against filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood, popularly known as Jami, for making “defamatory statements” against him. Last year in October, Jami came forward with the accusation that he was raped by a “media tycoon” 13 years ago and on December 28,named Dawn’s CEO as his alleged rapist. In response, Haroon had issued a statement categorically rejecting the rape accusations, saying he would initiate legal action. Earlier this month, Haroon sent a legal notice to the director under Section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002, asking for an unconditional public apology and retraction of rape allegations. In response, the filmmaker had called for the withdrawal of Haroon’s legal notice within a week. Haroon, in his petition filed on Wednesday, detailed the accusations levelled by Jami and urged the court to “perpetually restrain [the filmmaker], through himself or by instigating others, from making […] defamatory statements” against the Dawn CEO.