Daily Mail case: British court quashes stay order of Shehbaz


Mariyam Aurangzeb says PM has won case; claims the newspaper adopting delaying tactics

News Desk

LONDON, NOV 11 (DNA) — The British court on Friday quashed the stay order of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Daily Mail defamation case. The Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb however said that the prime minister had won the case and daily Mail was now adopting delaying tactics.

The lawyers of the Prime Minister asked the court to give him [Shehbaz] more time to respond, but the court refused to give the premier more time. The court said, “Shehbaz Sharif and his son-in-law Ali Imran have yet to respond to the Daily Mail’s defence in court.

 They will also be responsible for the Daily Mail’s legal costs if they fail to react to the court notification”. The lawyers said, “Because Pakistan’s premier is busy, more time should be given to respond, to which Justice Matthew Niklin responded that the Prime Minister and the common man are equal in court”.