LAHORE - PR - An aide to senior lawyer Muhammad Akram Sheikh says that a news item disseminated on Saturday night alleging that the former Supreme Court Bar president carried 100 kg over and above allowed baggage to Madina by a PIA flight “is not only false, malicious, vexatious but is motivated against him tainted with personal malice”.

According to a statement issued by Chaudhry Hasan Murtaza Mann, Sheikh traveled to Madina via Riyadh from Lahore by PK-755 connecting with SV1425 for Madina on the eve of 12 Rabi ul Awwal. He had carried “Tabarrak”, strictly as per his weight entitlement, 6 baskets of sweets weighing 10 kg each.  Sheikh is a PIA frequent flyer and its founder Diamond member and is entitled to carry 30 kg + 30 kg weight.

The news item was mainly to tarnish the image of Mr. Sheikh as, he is conducting high profile cases inter alia High Treason trial of General (r) Musharraf.  Sheikh is contemplating to bring an action against the TV channels that followed the news without verification.