Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has on Tuesday said that the incumbent government has nothing to do with the Broadsheet scandal.
Addressing a press conference after attending the federal cabinet meeting, Shibli said that “the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) compromised Pakistan’s moral values” because politicians misused it.
Taking a jibe at previous governments, the minister said that in the past, many people were “spared despite their corrupt practices,” while many others were “even given ministries [to hide their corruption]” he said.
He said that the NRO has always “pushed the country backwards,” because whenever the rulers of this country were charged with corruption, they saved themselves by using the NRO.”
“Those who were involved in corruption struck deals and those in power at the time facilitated them,” Faraz said. “The NRO compromised Pakistan’s moral values.”
On the other hand, referring the Broadsheet scam Shibli added that the incident has “proved that corrupt people were spared and some of them even became prime ministers and presidents.”
He added that the PTI-led government has formed a commission to probe the Broadsheet scandal which would soon “expose those involved in corruption because it is the duty of the government.”
“The results of the Broadsheet LLC probe will be released within 45 days,” the minister claimed.
Cabinet Approves Formation Of Commission To Investigate Broadsheet Scandal
Earlier in a day, The Federal Cabinet has approved the formation of an inquiry commission to probe the Broadsheet scandal.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Tuesday chaired the cabinet meeting in Islamabad.
According to the sources, the broadsheet scandal was discussed in the meeting. Cabinet agreed to form an inquiry commission of a committee for the investigation.
The commission will be led by the Supreme Court judge, Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed.
Sources said that the commission will re-investigate cases involving bigwigs. Cases of important figures such as Rao Sikandar Iqbal and Aftab Ahmed Sherpao will be reopened.