Says no formal notification issued yet in Dawn Leaks case
KARACHI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Saturday declared ISPR tweet poisonous for democracy.
After the government removed Tariq Fatemi from his post through a notification issued by Secretary to the Prime Minister over Dawn leaks case, Pakistan Army rejected the notice terming it ‘incomplete’.
He expressed concerns over the matter by saying that there was storm in a teacup after just a notification.
“The Interior Ministry has not issued the notification hence I do not know what all the hue and cry is about,” he said.
While talking about the Dawn Leaks probe, he said that no formal notification had been issued on the matter by Interior Ministry while assuring that it would be in accordance with the recommendations of the investigation committee.
The Interior Minister said that the government was not trying to save anyone and neither would anyone be spared. He agreed with a reporter that the story should not have been leaked.
Chaudhry Nisar was addressing to a news conference in Karachi where he responded to the tweet by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “I was told to delay the conference but wanted to tell the people what I knew,” he added.
He said formal notification in this regard will be issued in the light of recommendations made. He said no effort will be made to protect anyone.
Chaudhary Nisar said tweet messages are not an appropriate way to address institutions. He said it is unfortunate to handle issues by tweet messages. Interior Minister lamented that a non-issue has been made a big issue without any reason.
Replying to a question, he said the prime minister does not become suspicious after holding a meeting with an Indian citizen and any speculations in this regard are uncalled for.
Turning to political situation in Sindh, the Interior Minister said people of the province have every right to get an alternative leadership. He said Karachi, that is economic hub of the country, had been held hostage by a single person for long time, but the situation has changed now. He said people of whole country appreciate the operation in Karachi that has resulted in improved law and order situation in the largest city of the country.
He said Sindh government is responsible for the affairs of Sindh. NNI