LAHORE – Renowned Pop-star Hadiqa Kiani has filed a defamation suit against British website Metro-UK.com for baseless news regarding drug bust.
According to reports, on February 14 the British news website quoted local authorities saying that Hadiqa Kiani was arrested for trying to smuggle 2 kilograms of cocaine hidden in two bags of coffee inside two suitcases.
“Customs and Border Protection police officers searched her suitcases upon suspicion and found a plastic coffee bag containing white powder,” the report said.
The news story was picked up by a leading daily (Dailytimes) as well. However the ‘Boohay Barian’ singer strongly denied media reports that she was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London.
Photo taken TODAY in Lahore with my mother and son! Cannot believe how this FAKE London news has been spread 😱 pic.twitter.com/0fgudMePTI
— Hadiqa Kiani (@Hadiqa_Kiani) February 14, 2017
Hadiqa took to Twitter and uploaded a photo of herself adding ‘I have been in Lahore, today is my nephew’s birthday. SHOCKED’.
Hadiqa has now filed a suit against the website for the fake news.