Hameed Haroon, CEO of Dawn has sent a 4 page legal notice to Jamshed Mahmood aka Jami on Monday under Section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002, through his lawyer asking for an unconditional public apology and retraction of rape allegations.
The four-page-long legal notice was sent today addressed to Jami’s office in Karachi. Referring to Jami’s tweets from October 20, noting that”the alleged rapist was never specifically named, even though hints and innuendos were dropped from time to time that could conceivably be taken as suggesting that the alleged rapist was our client [Haroon]”.
Jami has confirmed that he had received the notice while talking to Dawn.com, and was in the process of reading through it. however, he further added that an apology was not even a distant possibility.
Jami who is reported to be currently in the United States said, “There is a lot that needs to be done for victims of sexual harassment and for future victims”, adding that he had addressed many of the points raised in Haroon’s notice in his previous posts on social media.