Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

All the electronic and social media rushed on Saturday to a tweet issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The Director General of the ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor was tweeting about the notification issued by the Nawaz Sharif-led government on the findings of Dawn Leaks inquiry.

DG ISPR, in his tweet categorically rejected the notification issued by the government saying that this notification is not in line with the findings of the findings of the inquiry committee. Important information regarding National security was leaked to the prominent English daily “DAWN”.

A correspondent of the DAWN Cyril Almeida who published this leak in his newspaper.  The meeting was held at the Prime Minister house and attended by the military as well as the civil leader. Matter relating to the National security were discussed but later on, leaked to the media. The government took immediate notice of the matter and constituted an inquiry committee in order to probe into the matter and fix responsibility. The committee submitted its findings last week.

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The Nawaz-led government of Pakistan Muslim League has been confronting the Panama Leaks issue for the last few months. Opposition parties specifically Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf is pressing hard for the accountability of ruling family and immediate investigation into the matter. After a long agitation, Supreme court of Pakistan ruled that in its decision that an inquiry committee be constituted consisting of security officials.

The committee will include a representative of ISI, Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau and Federal Investigation Agency. As result of the findings of the Inquiry committee, the newspaper and reported involved will be sent to the All Pakistan Newspapers Society for necessary legal action. One the advisers to the PM for information and media related issues has been removed. The then Minister for Information Pervez Rasheed was also removed from this post immediately after the leaks.

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