ISLAMABAD - 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 Dar family within 14 days for levelling false allegations against them, otherwise, Rs 5 billion defamation suit will be filed against him.

The legal notice has been sent by jurist consultant on behalf of Ali Dar to Imran Khan on his Bani Galla Islamabad address.

It said that Imran Khan during his Press conference on April 10 levelled false allegations against Ali Dar and hurt his reputation. “We refute and condemn them the baseless charges,” he said in the notice.

Imran Khan had alleged that Ali Dar and Mujtaba Hasnain Dar own two towers worth billion of rupees in UAE. “This claim was false and baseless and runs contrary to facts,” the notice said.

The legal notice said that Imran Khan’s Press conference has damaged reputation

of the Dar family. The business being run by Ali Dar and his brother was in accordance with legal norms.

The notice further said that Ishaq Dar has no share in HDS group. Ali Mustafa Dar and Mujtaba Dar ha started business in UAE by obtaining loans and gifts from their father and details in this regard have been mentioned in declaration of assets of Ishaq Dar which have been filed with Election Commission, the notice said.

HD Tower in Dubai is not in the ownership of Dar family, however, a few units of this tower are owned by Dar family, it was clarified.

The legal notice said that it was claimed by Imran Khan that Ishaq Dar owns a bungalow-cum-palace in Dubai while the factual position was that Ishaq Dar had purchased the palace in 2005 at a cost of 900,300 dirham.

Loan in this regard was obtained from Tamvail Public Limited firm and Ishaq Dar gifted this palace to Ali Dar in 2013, the notice stated.

Ishaq Dar had earned the money for providing financial services in UAE, the notice added.

The PTI chief has been asked to tender apology within 14 days of receipt of the notice, otherwise, Rs 5 billion defamation suit will be filed against him in the court.