RAWALPINDI: The first signs of friction between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif government and the Pakistan Army have surfaced with the release of the much awaited Dawn Leaks report release by the Prime Minister office.
Pakistan Army rejected a government notification on Dawn Leaks.
Notification on Dawn Leaks is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the inquiry board. Notification is rejected, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted.
The tweet came minutes after the Prime Minister’s Office released a notice stating Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had accepted the inquiry committee’s recommendations.
The government had set up the inquiry committee last year to probe the controversy surrounding a controversial report by daily Dawn about a key meeting on national security.
According to the notice issued by the government, PM Nawaz approved an inquiry committee’s recommendation to remove Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi from his post. Allocation of portfolio of Foreign Affairs to Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, shall be withdrawn. Necessary notification in this regard should be issued forthwith, a notice issued by Secretary to the Prime Minister Fawad Hasan said.
PM Nawaz further directed that the role of Daily Dawn/ Mr Zafar Abbas/ Mr Cyril Almeida in the instant matter shall be referred to All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for necessary disciplinary action to be taken against them, the notice read.