Court orders Imran to file reply in respect of defamation suit

RAWALPINDI- Additional Sessions Court Rawalpindi has ordered PTI Chairman Imran Khan, to furnish reply on the defamation suit filed by Hanif Abbasi, a PML-N leader against him. Judge Abdul Sattar Langah of additional sessions court Rawalpindi took up for hearing the defamation suit today. The ...

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