Govt to allay military’s concerns on Dawn Leaks

Published: May 6, 2017
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A file photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

A file photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday assured the Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that the military’s reservations over the Dawn Leaks notification would be addressed.

According to reports, PM Nawaz and Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif held a low-key meeting with the Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the PM House on Thursday.

During the meeting, the civilian side assured the army chief that the military’s reservations on the notification would be addressed and a fresh notification would be issued.

The government had set up an inquiry committee last year to probe the controversy surrounding a controversial report published in English-language daily Dawn about a high-level meeting on national security.

PM consults aides on defusing Dawn Leaks notification controversy

On April 29, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved the inquiry committee’s recommendation to remove PM’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Principal Information Officer Rao Tehsin Ali Khan from their posts due to their alleged role in the controversy.

However, civil-military tensions soared after Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Asif Ghafoor, in a tweet rejected the inquiry committee’s report.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • M.Sethi
    May 6, 2017 - 2:40AM

    Good sensible thing to do at such time when the enemy’s of Pakistan are actively engaged in their efforts to destabilize the country by attacking the borders and from within!

    Remember united we stand and divided we fall !Recommend

  • Ashfaq
    May 6, 2017 - 4:14AM

    There should be JIT to investigate how army tweet showed insubordination. It’s a serious concern in a nuclear nation with PM in charge of the button Recommend

  • Sean
    May 6, 2017 - 7:21AM

    I hope he will not become another Kayani?Recommend

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