Published On: Wed, Jan 20th, 2021
Published in Category: Islamabad

Federal Cabinet constitutes inquiry committee to investigate Broadsheet matter

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ISLAMABAD : The Federal Cabinet has constituted an inquiry committee to investigate the Broadsheet matter and fix the responsibility on those who illegally benefited themselves.

This was announced by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Syed Shibli Faraz during a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday along with Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary and Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen M. Mazari.

Shibli Faraz said the committee will be comprised of a former judge of High Court or Supreme Court, a senior officer from FIA, Attorney General Office, a senior lawyer and any officer nominated by the Prime Minister.

He said the ToRs of the committee have been formulated according to which it will complete the investigation within 45 days.

The Minister said in light of the committee’s recommendations strict action will be taken against the culprits who looted the national exchequer.

He said Broadsheet case is based on facts revealing the corruption stories of previous rulers.

Commenting on PDM’s protest in front of Election Commission Office, Shibli Faraz expressed gratitude to the people of twin cities for rejecting the narrative of opposition.

Fawad Chaudhary on the occasion said Broadsheet was registered in 1999 during Pervez Musharraf era, helped the then government and the newly established NAB to track down foreign assets purchased by Pakistanis through ill-gotten wealth.

He said Broadsheet was assigned to search illegal assets of Pakistanis in Asia, America and Europe. He said the company exposed the illegal properties of Sharif family in different countries.

Shireen Mazari said the inquiry committee to investigate the Broadsheet matter has been empowered to produce any officer or document from any institute so that responsibility could be fixed.