The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal against terminating the right of defense of Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan in the defamation claim of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
A three-member bench headed by Justice Mansoor Ali Shah heard an appeal filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif challenging to defend right of defense of PTI Chairman on Rs10 billion defamation suit.
Shahbaz Sharif’s lawyer Mustafa Ramde Advocate argued on the appeal while Barrister Ali Zafar argued on behalf of Imran Khan.
A three-member full bench headed by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah announced the verdict out of which two judges rejected Imran Khan’s appeal while Justice Ayesha Malik disagreed with the decision.
The Supreme Court Lahore Registry upheld the trial court’s decision.
It should be noted that Shahbaz Sharif has filed a claim of Rs10 billion damages against Imran Khan over accusations of bribing on the Panama case.