Ishtiaq Baig files defamation suit against Nazia Hassan’s brother in UK

01:05 PM | 19 Dec, 2022
Ishtiaq Baig files defamation suit against Nazia Hassan’s brother in UK

LONDON – Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, the ex-husband of late Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan, has filed a defamation case against his former brother-in-law Zoheb Hassan in the United Kingdom over latter's malicious statements.

Speaking with a local media outlet, Baig said Zoheb makes false claims against him, causing harm to his personal and professional reputation and other damages.

He said the case proceedings have started and hoped to get justice from the London court.

Baig started a legal tussle over last year's controversy when music producer and Nazia’s brother Zoheb Hassan alleged that his sister was unhappy in her marriage, and wanted a divorce. He further accused Baig of poisoning Nazia.

He made the claims despite no evidence of poison was found in Nazia Hasan's body, as his sibling declared Nazia's death unnatural.

Last year in August, Ishtiaq Baig sent a legal notice to Zoheb ‘under section 8 of The Defamation Ordinance, 2002 along with all other enabling laws’. The legal notice asked Zoheb to apologise to Ishtiaq and pay him Rs 1 billion in damages within seven days after which he will go to court.

Nazia Hassan and Ishtiaq Baig’s marriage was solemnised at the Wandsworth Registrar Office in London Borough of Wandsworth on July 28, 1995.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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