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Shahbaz didn’t pay settlement, allegations standing except one, says British journalist

Newspaper did not apologize for other charges including covering money laundering, David Rose

British journalist David Rose has come out on apologizing to Shahbaz Sharif for the false allegations of The Daily Mail.

He has stated that there seemed to be some confusion in the Pakistani media about the end reached yesterday to the defamation cases brought by Shehbaz Sharif and Ali Imran Yousaf against the Mail on Sunday.

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David Rose has stated that the apology issued had covered only one point that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) did not accuse Shahbaz Sharif of stealing a large amount of DFID aid when he was the Chief Minister of Punjab.

He has said that the newspaper had not apologized for other charges including covering alleged money laundering in the article.

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The British journalist wrote in another tweet that Shahbaz Sharif and Ali Imran did not answer their defence that was in accordance with the requirements of the Law of England. So those defence and public documents were still there, Rose has stated.

He said, “The newspaper has not paid Sharif or Yousaf either damages or costs and it has not waived the costs orders made against them by Mr. Justice Nicklin last month.”

He also stated, “Sharif and Yousaf have settled their claims. The case is therefore over. The newspaper has removed the article from the internet. I shall be making no comment on the end to these proceedings.”

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