London: Reham Khan, the ex-wife of the Prime Minster of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has won the defamation case which she has register against Dunia News Channel.
The channel has broadcast a programme in the UK on June 05, 2018 in which the Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has accused her of getting money from the PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif.
Justice Nicklin at the London High Court, in Royal Courts of Justice, was dealing the case and he was informed by Hamlins LLP’s Alex Cochrane that the programme had some serious allegations against Reham Khan.
Reham Khan’s lawyer Alex Cochrane of Hamlins LLP has told the court that: “Sheikh Rasheed called my client a woman of worst morals than a prostitute. An allegation that caused distress to my client and her family and damaged her reputation considerably.”
He proved that the accusations are completely false, demoralizing the character of his client.
High Court in London
He further stated that “The television programme made very serious allegations about our client that are entirely false. Reham Khan had no alternative other than to take legal action to vindicate her reputation, and I am happy to say that the channel has now given Reham Khan a full and unequivocal apology in the High Court in London. They have also paid her substantial libel damages and all her legal costs. Reham is obviously very pleased with the apology and the successful outcome of this matter”.
Moreover, Reham Khan declared: “I am glad that justice has finally prevailed. It took me a long legal battle to prove my innocence and the fact that I was victimized and defamed by this and several other news channels for business and political gains.
I have never received any kind of money from Mr Shehbaz Sharif for writing my book.”
She went on saying that “It’s hurtful that sections of Pakistani media and politicians linked with PTI made false allegations knowing well that these allegations lacked any truth. These allegations have put my life at risk and have repercussions for me all my life.”