Ali Mustafa Ishaq Dar, son of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, has sent a Rs 5 billion legal notice to PTI Chief Imran Khan asking him to tender apology to the Dar family within 14 days for leveling false allegations against them, otherwise, Rs5 billion defamation suit will be filed against him.
The legal notice has been sent by Ali Dar’s legal counsel to Khan at his Bani Galla, Islamabad address.
The notice said that Khan during his press conference on April 10 leveled false allegations against Ali Dar and hurt his reputation.
“We reject and condemn the baseless charges,” he said in the notice.
Khan had alleged that Ali Dar and Mujtaba Hasnain Dar own two towers worth billions of rupees in UAE.
“This claim is false and baseless and runs contrary to facts,” the notice said.
The legal notice said that Khan’s press conference has damaged the reputation of the Dar family. The business being run by Ali Dar and his brother is in accordance with the law. Ishaq Dar has no partnership or share in HDS group. Ali Mustafa Dar and Mujtaba Dar started business in UAE by obtaining loans and gifts from their father and the details in this regard have been mentioned in the declaration of assets of Ishaq Dar which have been filed with the Election Commission.
HDS Tower in Dubai is not owned by the Dar family; however, a few units of this tower are owned by them, the notice clarified.
The legal notice said that it was claimed by Khan that Ishaq Dar owns a bungalow-cum-palace in Dubai while the fact is that Dar had purchased the palace in 2005 at a cost of 900,300 dirham. Loan in this regard was obtained from Tamvail Public Limited and Ishaq Dar gifted this palace to Ali Dar in 2013. Ishaq Dar had earned this money by providing financial services in the UAE, the notice said.