PESHAWAR: A former provincial assembly lawmaker Fauzia Bibi, filed a defamation suit against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan of Rs0.5 billion after the latter failed to submit evidence against her for the accusation of horse-trading.
PTI lawmaker Fauzia Bibi had been elected to the provincial legislature on a reserved seat for women from Chitral.
Fauzia had sent defamation notices to the PTI chief, directing him to submit evidence or face court action. After Imran failed to respond within the noted timeframe, Fauzia pressed ahead and filed a suit against the former cricketer in the Peshawar High Court (PHC).
On April 18, Imran Khan had accused at least 18 of his party lawmakers in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) assembly of selling their votes. This list included some lawmakers who had defected to the PTI after the Senate polls. PTI had expelled eight lawmakers after issuing show cause notices to them.
Those who were expelled accused the party of using these accusations in order to get rid of them before the upcoming general elections.