Opposition parties strange response on appointment of inquiry Commission in Broadsheet case

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Opposition parties strange response on appointment of inquiry Commission in Broadsheet case

ISLAMABAD: Two main opposition parties have rejected the formation of the Inquiry Committee on Broadsheet led by Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Friday trashed the inquiry committee set up by the government on the revelations made by Broadsheet owner Kaveh Moussavi.

PPP Senator Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said probing the Broadsheet issue amounted to befooling people. He was of the view that the appointment of retired Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed as the committee head was proof of the government’s bad intentions.

“Making him the committee head means that the government wants to put all blame of the Broadsheet issue on the preceding governments,” he apprehended and said Justice (r) Azmat Saeed had not only been NAB’s prosecutor but is also a member of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital’s Board of Governors (BoG).

Bukhari said since Broadsheet was not an ordinary case, but a serious one, therefore PPP wanted a transparent inquiry into it.

Senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said the appointment of Justice Azmat Saeed proved that Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to protect the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and himself.

In a tweet, Ahsan Iqbal said “Azmat Saeed was also on NAB panel when Broadsheet deal was done under former president Pervez Musharraf.”