Noted UK paper publishes apology to Shehbaz Sharif in printed edition
December 11, 2022 10:55 PM
Noted UK paper has published an apology to PM Shehabz Sharif over a controversial article in its printed edition, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.
Earlier the newspaper publishing group Associated Press published an apology online.
Today the apology has been published on both the print and online versions of the Mail on Sunday.
The newspaper published the apology on page 2. The purpose of publishing the apology on page two was that the newspaper reader would read the apology as soon as he opened the newspaper.
The newspaper published the controversial news of David Rose almost on the last pages. UK editors are bound by a code of practice, it explained, adding that the newspaper is a member of the UK Independent Press Standard Organisation and the error is corrected as soon as it is realized.
“In an article concerning Mr Shahbaz Sharif entitled ‘Did the family of Pakistani politician who has become the poster boy for British overseas aid STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims’ published on 14 July 2019 we reported on an investigation by Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau into Mr Sharif 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.”
In the agreement submitted to the court, the group pledged to publish the apology sought from Shahbaz Sharif in the print edition as well.
On July 14, 2019, published news based on baseless allegations against Shahbaz Sharif and his son-in-law.
According to the UK's Audit Bureau of Circulation, the Mail on Sunday has a circulation of 700,000 and the paper claims that the Mail on Sunday has a circulation of over one million
According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, the number of monthly visitors to a newspaper's website in the UK is about 25 million.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday are among the most popular newspapers in the UK. It is estimated that every newspaper is read by at least four people, which means that this apology will be read by more than 4 million people. Due to its popularity in European countries, America and India, the online newspaper is read by hundreds of millions of people on Sundays.
An apologetic edition of the Mail on Sunday is on thousands of UK newsstands.
The newspaper had accused Shahbaz Sharif and his son-in-law Ali Imran Yusuf of misappropriating the aid meant for the earthquake victims. The newspaper apologised to Shehaz Sharif and his son-in-law on Thursday