PM Nawaz meets Chaudhry Nisar over Dawn Leaks recommendations

PM Nawaz meets Chaudhry Nisar over Dawn Leaks recommendations

Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan today (Friday) to discuss recommendations for Dawn Leaks inquiry report.

According to details, the premier and interior minister discussed recommendations and points of the Interior Ministry’s expected notification were also discussed during the meeting.

PM Nawaz Sharif approved the recommendations of the Dawn Leaks Inquiry committee last week, ordering the withdrawal of Fatemi's portfolio and sanctioning Rao Tehseen Ali, the principal information officer at the Information Ministry.

The prime minister and interior minister also spoke of matters regarding security issues and governance.

The PM's order stated that the editor of Dawn Newspaper, Zaffar Abbas, and reporter Cyril Almeida will be referred to the All Pakistan Newspaper Association (APNS) for necessary disciplinary action and ordered that APNS be asked to develop a code of conduct for the media, especially when dealing with issues relating to security of Pakistan and to ensure that stories on issues of national importance and security are published by abiding to basic journalistic and editorial norms.

But, in a tweet by the DG ISPR shortly after the PM's order, the Pakistan Army rejected the government notification, saying it was "incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board."