ISLAMABAD: The local court of Islamabad has adjourned the hearing of the defamation case worth Rs 30 billion filed by PTI’s Secretary General Jehangir Tareen against Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif without proceeding by November 28.

The hearing of the case was commenced in the court of district and sessions judge Islamabad Kamran Basharat Mufti and adjourned due to leave of judge without proceeding. The counsel of Jahangir Tareen has filed a defamation case in local court that CM Punjab has leveled a baseless allegations adding that the plaintiff had written off loans worth millions of rupees. The CM Punjab also leveled allegations on him in public rallies.

“Notices have been sent to CM under section 8 but he did not apologise and claims in public rallies of having proofs while waving blank paper before audience adding that NAB and all banks have produced the evidences that Jahangir Tareen did not write off loans”, the counsel added.

The video clips of chief minister’s speeches were also submitted in the court. The counsel of plaintiff has demanded that stay order be issued to check the CM not to level baseless allegations on plaintiff. The court has issued notices to CM on defamation case including stay order and sought the reply in this regard.