Petition in Pak court over an American journalist`s book
Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 16:38
Lahore: A petition has been filed in a Pakistani court asking it to direct the ISI to conduct an inquiry into allegations leveled by American journalist Kim Barker against PML-N chief and former premier Nawaz Sharif in her book "Taliban Shuffle".

The petition filed by lawyer Masood Gujjar in the Lahore High Court says that the Foreign Ministry should be directed to lodge a strong protest on the allegations with the US administration.

Barker, a former reporter of the Chicago Tribune has said in her book that Sharif tried to present her an iPhone and expressed a desire to be her "friend".

Gujjar said in his petition that the allegations levelled by Barker, who covered Afghanistan and Pakistan, were part of a character assassination campaign against Sharif for taking a bold stance in the case of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who was arrested in Lahore after he gunned down two Pakistani men.

He made Barker and the Foreign Ministry parties to the petition and requested the court to take action on the matter.


First Published: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 16:38

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