Sharif assures Army Chief to allay concerns on Dawn Leaks

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that the military’s reservations over the Dawn Leaks notification would be addressed.

The Express Tribune said citing reports that Sharif and his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a low-key meeting with General Qamar Bajwa at the PM House on Thursday.

During the meeting, the leader assured the Army Chief that the military’s reservations on the notification would be addressed and a fresh notification would be issued.

Earlier, the Pakistan Army rejected the federal government’s notification on Dawn leaks inquiry, saying that it was incomplete and not in line with recommendations by the Inquiry Board after the federal government released a notification stating that Prime Minister Sharif had approved the recommendations of the inquiry committee.

The Dawn leaks report pertains to Pakistan’s English daily The Dawn staffer Cyril Almeida’s story ‘Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military’ published on October 6 last year, which came under fire for reporting that the civil leadership allegedly criticised the military’s policies on militancy. (ANI)