Inquiry report holds Tariq Fatemi responsible for Dawn leaks

Published: April 20, 2017
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PM’s special assistant Tariq Fatemi. PHOTO: AFP

PM’s special assistant Tariq Fatemi. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affair Tariq Fatemi is expected to be removed from his position due to his alleged role in Dawn leaks controversy, the inquiry committee’s report available with Express News reveals.

Dawn leaks’ inquiry report will be made public: Dar

The government had set up the inquiry committee last year to probe the controversy surrounding a controversial report by daily Dawn about a key meeting on national security.

According to the inquiry committee report, it is Fatemi who was primarily responsible for leaking report of the key meeting to the newspaper without due permission.

Govt unlikely to make Dawn leaks report public

Sources said the report will be presented to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the next three to four days, adding that it will now be difficult for Fatemi to maintain his position.

The committee, headed by Justice (retd) Aamir Raza Khan, included representatives of the Intelligence Bureau, Military Intelligence, and Inter-Services Intelligence.

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  • Truth_Prevails
    Apr 20, 2017 - 9:28AM

    Poor dude taking someone else’s bullet!Recommend

  • Jahan Ara
    Apr 20, 2017 - 9:33AM

    So it wasn’t Pervaiz Rashid after all???????????Recommend

  • JKhan
    Apr 20, 2017 - 9:33AM

    Finally they all agreed on this poor sacrifial goat. There​ was “consensus” as Ch Nisar wished for his boss.Recommend

  • Pg56
    Apr 20, 2017 - 10:03AM

    He can only be responsible for leaking news of meeting of the meeting did happen as was reported by Cyril. So what happens to the denial by Shahbaz Sharif that no such events had transpired?Recommend

  • Sad but true
    Apr 20, 2017 - 12:13PM

    Dawn leaks stands corrected.Recommend

  • Srinath
    Apr 20, 2017 - 12:25PM

    This development only confirms that the meeting did take place, that what transpired at the meeting was leaked, that the culprit is identified and that what was leaked was true, after all. Cyril emerges as a hero in this entire episode.Is there any Pullitzer equivalent in Pakistan?Recommend

  • omar anis
    Apr 20, 2017 - 12:51PM

    is he going to jail?Recommend

  • Lolz
    Apr 20, 2017 - 12:52PM

    Justice delayed is justice denied. Recommend

  • Feroz
    Apr 20, 2017 - 1:21PM

    They have found a scapegoat who can be hung out to dry. Subject of the leak not important but who leaked most important.Congrats !Recommend

  • A. J. Khan
    Apr 20, 2017 - 1:41PM

    So the leaks were true? Why did the military and the government lie?
    I’m sure he’s a scapegoat.Recommend

  • Dharam
    Apr 20, 2017 - 2:54PM

    But both govt and military said that story run by dawn journalist is fake and fabricated !!Recommend

  • Shah
    Apr 20, 2017 - 6:39PM

    No issues, now this guy Fatemi being US resident and all his family US citizens will go back and become agent rep for this corrupt government based in US and have large paycheck; Recommend

  • Billoo
    Apr 21, 2017 - 12:29AM

    @Shah:
    His children are married to foreign nationals. How could NS trust this guy. He could be playing double agent role working for foreign agencies.Recommend

  • unbelivable
    Apr 21, 2017 - 1:55AM

    Moral of the story – doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not – anything that embarrasses the military will get you in hot water. Recommend

  • Komal S
    Apr 21, 2017 - 2:10AM

    So everything in the leak is true then?Recommend

  • gp65
    Apr 21, 2017 - 3:59AM

    @Feroz: “Subject of the leak not important but who leaked most important. Congrats !”

    It was the same way with regards to Bin Laden affair. Shakil Afridi was jailed without due process for leading the Americans to OBL But no questions were asked about who facilitated OBL’s stay in Pakistan and who knew what and when.Recommend

  • Such bolta hoon
    Apr 21, 2017 - 5:25AM

    What about punishment, he was found leaking state’s secret information.Recommend

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