ISLAMABAD: The PM has advised Nisar to remove ambiguities regarding the new Dawn Leaks notification, according to TV channels.
PM Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan met on Monday on Monday to discuss issues surrounding the controversial Dawn Leaks notification. This was their fourth meeting in the last three days.
The two discussed issues related to the final notification on the Dawn Leaks controversy and the matter relating to the new notification that is due to come out soon.
The PM also discussed this issue with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in a meeting on Thursday. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was also present at the meeting. Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb had said on Sunday that the interior ministry would issue the related notification in two to three days.
On April 29, the federal cabinet division issued a notification, ordering the withdrawal of the portfolio of Foreign Affairs from the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi.
“In terms of rule 4(6) of the Rules of Business, 1973, the Prime Minister has been pleased to withdraw the portfolio of Foreign Affairs, with immediate effect, from Mr Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister with the status of Minister of State,” the notification read.
The notification was issued because of Fatemi’s alleged role in Dawn leaks case.
According to 4(6) of Rules of Business 1973, the Prime Minister has the right to determine his special assistants. “There may be a Special Assistant or Special Assistants to the Prime Minister with such status and functions as may be determined by the Prime Minister,” it reads.
However, the military rejected the government notification on Dawn Leaks saying it was “incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board.”