Shahid Masood’s Analysis On Dawn Leaks Inquiry Report

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The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said it has received the report, compiled by a committee that probed into the publication in the daily Dawn of a controversial story about a national security meeting and that the report will be submitted to the prime minister on Wednesday [today].

“The Dawn Leaks report was formally submitted to the interior minister [Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan] on Tuesday at 6:45 pm,” said the MoI spokesperson through a statement issued to media on late Tuesday.

While rejecting to comment on the report prior to its ‘thorough review’, the spokesperson said it was unfortunate that some elements insisted to put present the news according to their own perspective.

“After reviewing content of the report in detail, it will be presented to PM tomorrow. After getting approval of PM the committee’ recommendations would be made public,” he said.

In the controversial story attributed to unnamed sources, Cyril Almeida had reported that in a high-level meeting on national security held on October 3 last year, the civilian leaders had spoken about the ‘growing diplomatic isolation’ of Pakistan for lack of action against some militant groups.

Reportedly the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general was present in the meeting attended by a number of functionaries including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shehbaz Sharif.

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