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Ex-KP minister denies withdrawing defamation suit against Imran.

PESHAWAR -- Former KP minister and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) leader Bakht Baidar Khan Tuesday denied that he was withdrawing defamation case against PTI chief Imran Khan after his party had rejoined the provincial government.

I will fight the case till its logical end, he said talking to reporter here at the assembly building.

The QWP leader, who was expelled from the provincial cabinet on corruption charges by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government,

said he would pursue the Rs 1 billion defamation case against Imran Khan until the latter apologized over his derogatory remarks against him (Bakht Baidar).

Bakht Baidar was sacked along with another QWP leader Ibrar Hussain Tanoli, who was serving as the minister for forest, on corruption charges in November 2013. He filed the defamation suit in the district and sessions court against the PTI Chairman for removing him from the cabinet without any proof of alleged corruption.

Imran Khan, in his written reply, admitted giving comments against Bakht Baidar, which he said, were not aimed at maligning the plaintiff or his political party.

On April 1, 2014, the court rejected Imran Khan's application seeking the dismissal of the defamation suit.

Bakht Baidar, later, sent a legal notice to Imran Khan seeking an apology, but he has received no response.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 18, 2015
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