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Govt issues appointment notification of Azmat Saeed to probe Broadsheet scandal

On the directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Cabinet Division issued a notification to a one-member commission comprising Justice (retd) Azmat Saeed to investigate the broadcast.TORs have also been issued with notification by the Cabinet Division.

According to the notification and TORs, the commission will have the power to form committees of officers and experts to investigate.

The Commission will scrutinize the selection, appointment and contracts of Broadsheet and IAR.

The commission will look into the reasons for the cancellation of contracts with Broadsheet and international asset recovery firms.

The commission will also identify the causes and effects of Pakistan’s payments to Broadsheet in 2008.

The Commission has been constituted under the Inquiry Act 2017 which will complete its inquiry in 6 weeks.

A copy of the notification has also been sent by the Cabinet Division to the Law Secretary, Attorney General, Secretary to the President and Secretary to the Prime Minister.

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