RAWALPINDI - A local court here on Saturday directed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to file his representation before the court on December 22, 2014 in a defamation case where former PML-N MNA Muhammad Hanif Abbasi had filed a law suit for defamation against him (Imran Khan).

Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, ex-MNA and chairman metro bus service project implementation committee, filed a law suit through his lawyer Haji Ghulam Mustafa Kundwal in the court of additional sessions judge against PTI Chairman Imran Khan after Khan did not tender apology, despite Abbasi sent him a notice of Rs 1 billion on October 21, 2014, for calling him (Abbasi) a narcotic seller during a speech in Islamabad.

Talking to The Nation, Haji Ghulam Mustafa said that his client filed a law suit against Imran Khan for not replying to a defamation notice of Rs 1 billion for calling his client a narcotic seller during a political speech in Islamabad.

He said that the court directed Khan to file his representation before it in person or through his lawyer on December 22.

Meanwhile, the court of narcotics substance control (CNSC) deferred the hearing in ephedrine smuggling case against ex-MNA Muhammad Hanif Abbasi and others till January 10, 2015 after the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) special public prosecutor could not present the witnesses before the court.