Hameed Haroon files suit against Jami over defamatory statements

KARACHI: The Dawn chief executive officer, Hameed Haroon, on Wednesday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) against filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood, popularly known as Jami, for making “defamatory statements” against him.

Mr Haroon through his lawyer filed a suit in the SHC and submitted that the accusations levelled by Jami were baseless and unfounded and maintained that these allegations came at a time when protests against Dawn were being carried out.

The plaintiff further argued that Dawn was specifically being targeted by the defendant and that he (Jami) had not provided even an iota of proof.

Mr Haroon asked the court to perpetually restrain the defendant from making, circulating and publishing defamatory statements against him.