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Sharmila Faruqui, Nadia Khan sue each other in defamation case

KARACHI: PPP leader Sharmila Faruqui and prominent television presenter Nadia Khan are feuding over a video of the former’s mother Anisa Faruqui.

Sharmila Faruqui’s legal team issued Nadia Khan with a Rs50 million defamation notice, according to facts.

“disrespecting her mother by allegedly mocking her appearance”.

Shared on her Instagram Stories, the notice maintains that Nadia published a “defamatory video” on her Youtube channel in which she has “violated her mother Anisa Farooqi’s privacy and mocked her over her makeup look.”

The notification gives Nadia 15 days to recant her words, apologise, and pay Rs50 million in compensation. “On behalf of Mrs Sharmila Farooqi, Member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly, who has instructed me to serve upon you the following legal notice under Section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance, 2002, on account of a defamatory video published by you on your YouTube channel, namely Outstyle, on January 20, 2022,” the notice states.

The notification comes only days after Khan appeared in a video with Sharmila Faruqui’s mother, in which she “complimented” her cosmetics and sense of style. Faruqi, who was outraged by the video’s content, threatened Khan with legal action and filed a case with the FIA.

Naida Khan posted another video on her YouTube account on January 20 in which she slammed Faruqi and indicated that the PPP leader desired “media exposure.” She also stated that her remarks regarding Faruqi’s mother were meant to compliment her rather than criticise her.

Nadia Khan responded to Sharmila with her own legal notification within 24 hours of the defamation complaint. This Sunday, the morning show host sent a message on Instagram.

“I wish if she had done only one good deed for any needy woman or a helpless child She would still have got the media and out attention,”

the TV host bashed the politician.

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