Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairs a special meeting to discuss the prevailing political situation in wake of the Dawn Leaks controversy, a private news channel reported on Sunday.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar among the premier's other aides are present in the meeting, said the news channel, citing anonymous sources.
The development comes following the rejection of the Dawn Leaks inquiry report by the security establishment, which called the notification “incomplete”.
The prime minister, through the office order, approved withdrawal of the portfolio of Foreign Affairs to Syed Tariq Fatemi, while action was recommended against Principal Information Officer Rao Tehsin Ali under Efficiency and Discipline (E&D) Rules 1973.
The action came after a committee probing a controversial story, published by Dawn newspaper in October 2016 about a security meeting of civilian and military leadership, submitted its findings to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The inquiry report also contained committee’s recommendations on the matter.