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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    DAWN leaks-Tariq Fatemi, Rao Tehseen,Pervaiz Rashid and others made scapegoat

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday approved recommendations of the probe committee over Dawn Leaks including one to sack Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs, Tariq Fatemi.Sources told South Punjab News that Government wanted to make six persons including Fatemi "scapegoat"to save Maryam Nawaz

    It was reported earlier today that the report compiled by probe committee of Dawn Leaks recommended sacking Tariq Fatemi as well as Principal Information Officer Rao Tehseen.

    Sources privy to the Ministry of Interior reported that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today and discussed the key points of the probe report over Dawn Leaks issue.

    Reportedly, the committee had recommended the government to sack Fatemi and Tehseen, a senior civil servant who is serving as the PIO since February 2014.

    Over 15 journalists, administration of the English daily concerned and editors among other officials were interrogated by the committee.

    The members of the probe committee found evidence of close terms between Cyril Almeida and Fatemi. The committee also found phone call record and text messages of Pervaiz Rashid and Tehseen with Almeida.

    Pervaiz Rashid and the Principal Information Officer have been held responsible for not stifling the news despite beforehand knowledge.

    A journalist with an English daily, Almeida had published a report last year that claimed of a confrontation between the Army and the government following a meeting of the National Security Committee which was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and attended by then army chief General (r) Raheel Sharif.

    Both Army and the government denied the news and termed the report baseless whereas the paper stood by the published content. However, a committee was formed to probe the issue.
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