Dawn Leaks controversy: PM assures Gen Bajwa to revised notice

Dawn Leaks controversy: PM assures Gen Bajwa to revised notice

Islamabad (Web Desk): Following successful efforts of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to ease tension between civil and military leadership, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa last night and assured COAS to address army’s reservations on Dawn Leaks controversy.

According to details, PM and COAS conducted an hour long-meeting, where PM agreed to address the reservations about the findings of the inquiry committee in the case and assured that new notification will be issued in this regard.

PM Nawaz promised that army’s reservations about the finding of the report would be taken into consideration.

Following DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor refused a government’s notification about the leaks on Twitter, the civil-military rift grew further.

“Notification on Dawn Leak is incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board. Notification is rejected,” DG ISPR tweeted.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali termed the tweet as poisonous for democracy.

As the tension drove the PM held a meeting with his key ministers, including Chaudhry Nisar Ali and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, and his brother Shehbaz Sharif to look into the matter.

Nawaz Sharif reportedly tasked Shehbaz Sharif and ministers with defusing the growing tension, during the meeting.