ISLAMABAD - Maryam Nawaz, daughter of the prime minister, yesterday sent a defamation notice worth Rs1 billion to PTI Spokesperson Naeemul Haq for falsely implicating her in an information leak from a high-level security meeting. “The accusation/statement against our client is defamatory, false, mala fide, scandalous, untrue, without any evidence,” read the notice issued to him through a lawyer.

The notice demands from the PTI leader to tender an unconditional apology and retract the accusations made.  It also demands for the same to be published in newspapers. “In case of failure, our client (Maryam) will be constrained to initiate legal proceedings, including civil and criminal, against you at your own risk,” stated the legal notice, which was sent through Sardar Kalim Ilyas, advocate Supreme Court. The PTI leader was also asked to “Stop making such accusations for which you have no proof, which is false and untrue”.