Sixth grader sues Pakistan President's Office for 'stealing' speech
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. Photograph: (AFP)
An eleven-year-old boy has sued the office of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain for 'stealing' his speech.
Mohammad Sabeel Haider, the petioner, said he had written a speech that he was to give to mark the 141st birth anniversary of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported.
Haider, a sixth grader at Islamabad Model College for Boys, was earmarked to give the speech that was to be aired on Pakistan Television on December 25.
But when he reached the President's House, he was told he would not give the speech. Instead, a tenth-grade girl was chosent to deliver the speech. But her speech was exactly what Haider had written.
Haider said he also skipped his mid-term exams to prepare for the speech.
However, the court's judgement has been reserved.