Pakistani journalist to sue BBC -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistani journalist to sue BBC

KARACHI – A Pakistani journalist is seeking Rs. 50 million ($833,333) in damages from the BBC, claiming it inferred he was connected with the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer.

Ehsan Qureshi, a correspondent with APP, said the British broadcaster used footage of him talking to Woolmer in a defamatory manner. The segment, part of a Panaroma programme called “Death at the World Cup,” showed Qureshi in conversation with Woolmer at a social event during the two days before the coach died. In a legal notice served to the BBC, his lawyers said the programme “gave an impression as if me and the other gentleman accompanying him were the suspects or had anything to do with the death of Bob Woolmer.”