PDM Protest: Inquiry committee to investigate Broadsheet scandal, says Shibli
Following the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) protest outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Islamabad, the Opposition parties have gathered to protest against delayed proceedings in the PTI foreign funding case.
PDM chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz and Ahsan Iqbal, PPP’s Sherry Rehman, and Raja Pervez Ashraf, PKMap’s Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Akhtar Mengal had arrived at the protest and addressed the crowd one by one.
However, in this regard, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz during a press conference today along with Minister for Science Fawad Chaudhary announced the constitution of an inquiry committee to investigate the Broadsheet matter.
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.
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.
Earlier in a day, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz ashed out at the Prime Minister saying that he was fully prepared to rob the people from the beginning.
“Today we have gathered in front of the ECP office to remind it of its constitutional responsibilities, to tell the chief election commissioner that your institution is a constitutional institution and an institution of the people. This is the institution that the Constitution has made responsible for respecting the people’s votes and this is the institution that had to get respect for the people’s votes,” she added.
On the other hand, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that they would celebrate February 5 in solidarity with Kashmiris while on February 5 there would be a demonstration at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi.
He also said that no Maulvi of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa accepted the funds while Rs. 10,000 per month was announced for the Imam of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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