LONDON: A Pakistani TV channel with broadcast rights in the United Kingdom apologised to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar this week after a string of allegations against him.
Former PTI minister Farrukh Habib had in September last year alleged that Dar was involved in criminal activities and opening of fake accounts.
The finance minister adopted legal courses after the channel aired allegations on September 25, 2022, and September 26, 2022, during the programme “Night Edition with Shazia Zeeshan” on TV and YouTube channel. The channel said the allegations made by Mr Habib were “false, baseless and untrue” and that it regretted airing them.
The TV channel however reached a settlement with Dar and issued an apology, categorically stating that the uninterrupted allegations of criminal activities made by PTI leader Farrukh Habib were “completely false, baseless and untrue”.
The channel apologised to Dar stating that it “deeply” regretted airing false allegations by Habib, the PTI’s former National Assembly member from Faisalabad.
The channel has also said it confirms that Dar is a man of great credibility and honesty who has never been involved in corruption and has always worked diligently for the betterment of Pakistan.
The finance minister adopted legal courses after the channel aired allegations on September 25, 2022 and September 26, 2022 during the programme “Night Edition with Shazia Zeeshan” on TV and YouTube channel.
During the show, Habib asserted that Dar was “returning to Pakistan to collect the proceeds of criminal activities derived from Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s time in the government; and that in collusion with the former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, will return to Pakistan to embezzle and launder proceeds derived from illicit activities back to the UK”.