ISLAMABAD: (APP) The government has formed an inquiry committee to probe the planted news story terming it as breach of national security , besides directing Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid to step down for an independent and detailed inquiry.
"Evidence available so far points to a lapse on part of Information Minister, who has been directed to step down from office to enable holding of an independent and detailed enquiry," a Prime Minister Office statement said Saturday.
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It said the inquiry committee comprised senior officers of Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau.
The committee had been tasked to clearly apportion blame, identify interests and motives besides exposing all those responsible for the story published in the daily 'Dawn' on October 6 for stern action in the national interest