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Daily Mail Apologizes to Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif

Fri 09 Dec 2022 | 07:42 PM
Taarek Refaat

The UK's Daily Mail tendered apology to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son-in-law, withdrawing its allegations against earlier published accusing him of wrongdoing in a DFID grant aid to Pakistan.

The British newspaper on Thursday published an apology on its article published on July 14, 2009.

The article entitled ‘Did the family of Pakistani politician who has become the poster boy for British overseas aid STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims’ the article was written by the Daily Mail journalist David Rose.

The newspaper had accused the Prime Minister of committing wrongdoing with the British public money that was paid to the Punjab province in a grant from the British Department for International Development, when he was the chief minister of the province. 

"We accept Mr Sharif has never been accused by the National Accountability Bureau of any wrongdoing in relation to British public money or DFID grant aid," the Daily Mail wrote.

"We are pleased to make this clear and apologise to Mr Sharif for this error."