Dawn Leaks: Nation needs to know what has been ‘settled’, says Imran Khan

Published: May 10, 2017
PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Hours after the Dawn Leaks issue was settled between Pakistan Army and the government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman reiterated his demand to make the inquiry report public, saying the nation was being ‘kept in the dark’.

In a series of tweets in reaction to the statements over the issue by the Inter-Services Public Relations and the interior ministry, Imran said the issue was about national security, and the nation needs to know what was ‘settled’.

“[The] nation [is being] kept in dark on how national security breach resolved,” he tweeted. “Manner in which Dawn Leaks issue resolved shows clearly there is one law for the powerful & another law for the weak.

He added: “Inquiry Commission Report must be made public.”

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The Dawn‘s staffer’s story, “Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military” described what transpired in a high-level meeting in which the civil leadership allegedly criticised the military’s policies on militancy.

The army had expressed serious concern over the ‘feeding of false and fabricated story’, terming it a ‘breach of national security’.

The government repeatedly rebutted the story as ‘false and fabricated’, but the denials failed to satisfy the military, which called for unmasking and punishing those who had planted it.

“Recommendations as contained in paragraph 18 of the inquiry committee report, duly approved by the Prime Minister, have been implemented, which has settled the Dawn Leaks issue,” the ISPR had said.

Similarly, the Ministry of Interior, in a statement, also claimed that the Dawn Leaks issue stood settled.

“Since action on the orders of the prime minister has already been completed by the respective ministries and divisions, the issue of Dawn Leaks stands settled,” it said.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • masoom
    May 10, 2017 - 7:36PM

    Disappointed personality !Recommend

  • Haider ali
    May 10, 2017 - 7:41PM

    Sad! I hope you win IK but now am afraid Recommend

  • Muneer
    May 10, 2017 - 9:26PM

    Imran Khan keep up the public pressure.As per my opinion people are with you.The government and army must indicate what has been settled.These untrustworthy and unreliable people might have caused irreparable damage to the natinal security through compromised settlement.They could compromise on anything do not let them do that.Recommend

  • Anjum
    May 10, 2017 - 9:54PM

    Ik is 100% right, where are culprits for this fabricated news why govt is not publishing the reportRecommend

  • abood
    May 10, 2017 - 10:27PM

    @muneer.opinions are not facts.so please dont try to justify a wrong to be correct.imran cant handle anything everyone can talk.actions build reputation.till date imran has not take any action to develop kpk .Recommend

  • mk
    May 10, 2017 - 11:02PM

    The news was Fabricated or leaked? Recommend

  • Aamir - Toronto
    May 11, 2017 - 8:44AM

    abood………either you are mentally challenged (retarded) or you live on Mars…….have you ever been to KPK to witness the real change !!!!Recommend

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