Following the ISPR's statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior issued a press release announcing the approval of the following 'unanimous recommendations' by the prime minister:
-There is a need to develop a Code of Conduct for the print media, especially when dealing with issues relating to the security of Pakistan. The Committee recommends that the role of the Daily Dawn (Mr Zafar Abbas, Mr Cyril Almeida), in the instant case, may be referred to All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) with a direction to take disciplinary action against Daily Dawn (Zafar Abbas, Cyril Almeida) besides developing a Code of Conduct for publishing stories on issues of national importance/security by abiding to the bask journalistic/editorial norms; -Due to reasons referred to previous sections. the action already taken by the federal government against Senator Pervaiz Rashid is endorsed. -The Committee unanimously agreed that Rao Tehsin Ali had not displayed the required level of professionalism and has shown carelessness while dealing with the issue that the Committee recommends that, he being a civil servant, may be proceeded against under the Efficiency& Discipline Rules 1973.
The press release further adds, "Due to reasons referred in previous sections, the Committee recommends removal of Mr Tariq Fatemi from his current Portfolio."
"Since action on orders of the Prime Minister has already been completed by the respective Ministries and Divisions, the issue of Dawn Leads stands settled."