UK's Daily Mail newspaper apologises to PM Shehbaz Sharif for publishing fake news
LONDON (92 News) - UK's Daily Mail newspaper on Thursday apologized to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for publishing fake news regarding allegation of corruption against him.
Daily Mail, in its clarification statement, stated that their article concerning PM Shehbaz titled 'Did the family of Pakistani politician who has become the poster boy for British overseas aid STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims' was published on July 14, 2019.
The report was based on an investigation by National Accountability Bureau into PM Shehbaz and suggested that the money under 'investigation included a not insubstantial sum of British public money that had been paid to the Punjab province in DFID grant aid', the statement said.
“We accept Mr Sharif has never been accused by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of any wrongdoing in relation to British public money or DFID grant aid. We are pleased to make this clear and apologise to Mr Sharif for this error,” it added.
Since the publication of the report, the prime minister had maintained that he was not involved in any wrongdoing and also approached a court in the UK challenging the allegation.