Suleman Shehbaz, son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on Wednesday sent Rs1 billion defamation notice to PTI leader and former Sindh governor Imran Ismail over solar panel agreement allegations.
Suleman Shehbaz sent notice to former Sindh governor through his lawyers.
Shehbaz, maintained that Mr. Ismail had levelled baseless allegations against the former regarding agreements made with Turkish companies over the purchase of solar panels for Pakistan.
“Imran Ismail had claimed that PM Shehbaz Sharif, during his recent visit to Turkey, aided solar energy deals for his son Suleman Shehbaz”, he wrote in a notice and declared all such allegations as baseless.
The notice gives Ismail 15 days to not only retract his remarks and tender an apology, but also pay him Rs1 billion as compensation.
In a series of tweets on July 3, former Sindh governor Ismail had claimed that the government’s decision to shift public buildings to solar panels amid power shortfall was to benefit PM Shehbaz’s son Suleman.
He wrote, “Instead of improving ties with Turkey, Shehbaz Sharif aided solar energy deals for his son Suleman Shahbaz during the visit and now solar panels would be purchased from his [Suleman] company.”