ISLAMABAD: Both the leading opposition parties, Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Tuesday rejected the committee constituted by the government to probe ‘Dawn Leak’.
The government on Monday committee constituted a committee to launch an inquiry into the Dawn’s story regarding a meeting on national security. The committee, which will be headed by Justice (retd) Aamir Raza Khan, has been asked to submit its report within 30 days.
On Tuesday, PTI’s media strategy committee met at Bani Gala with party chief Imran Khan in the chair. The meeting deliberated over the issue of ‘security leak’ and the committee constituted to conduct inquiry to ascertain those responsible for the leak and fabrication of the news.
The PTI rejected the committee saying that many members of the committee had close links with the Sharif family.
Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah called the commission constituted to investigate the Dawn story leak eyewash and added that if the government was serious it would have asked names of judges from the opposition.
It should be mentioned here that the government nominated Justice (R) Aamer Raza as head of the committee yesterday and members will include Provincial Ombudsman Punjab Najam Saeed, Secretary Establishment Syed Tahir Shahbaz, Director FIA Punjab Dr Usman Anwar and one representative each from Inter Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau, according to press release of Interior Ministry.
Last month, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif removed Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rashid from his cabinet over October 6 security meeting’s leak to media.
The article, published in ‘the newspaper’, caused uproar and the journalist who wrote it was briefly hit with a travel ban.