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Inquiry committee formed to probe controversial news story

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ISLAMABAD:  The government on Monday constituted a commission headed by a retired high court judge for investigation into the controversial news regarding the high-level security meeting, ARY News reported.

Former Lahore High Court Judge Amir Raza Khan will head the inquiry commission which will also include Secretary Establishment Tahir Shahbaz, Senior Muhtasib Punjab Najam Saeed and Director Federal Investigation Agency Dr Usman Anwar.

The commission will also have one representative from each of Inter Services Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and Military Intelligence.

Amir Khan has served as an LHC judge from 1989 and 1991.


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Earlier, Nisar Ali Khan has admitted former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed failed to stop the controversial news published in a local daily.

“The interior ministry has conducted investigation through every aspect on this matter in which Pervaiz Rasheed has been found in contact with the journalist Cyril Almeida,” he said has said about the news being termed to be breach of national security.

Chaudhry Nisar said Rasheed should not have let Dawn’s story go into print.

In an interview with ARY News on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said that the October 6 news leak regarding the high-level security meeting is a sensitive issue and action must be taken against all those who are responsible for the news item which breached national security.

Imran Khan claimed that the news item used the same language ‘Modi’ and ‘Israel’ use against Pakistan’s armed forces.


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“People belonging to a certain political class are pretending as if this breach is no big deal but if you see the US presidential elections, Hillary Clinton is facing an inquiry into her emails breaching national security,” said the PTI chief.

He lamented that the controversial news item came at a time when the army is fighting on all fronts and is stressed due to the cross-border firing, anti-terror war and national security responsibilities.

“The language used was of Narendra Modi, the Israeli lobby, which is against our nuclear program,” said Imran Khan.

 

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