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A file photograph of a federal cupboard assembly. — File photograph
  • Three-membered committee fashioned to probe Broadsheet scandal
  • Shireen Mazari, Fawad Chaudhry, and Shibli Faraz included in committee
  • PM Imran Khan says PDM allowed to protest however legislation will come into impact in the event that they break it

ISLAMABAD: With Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair, the federal cupboard has constituted a three-member committee to probe the Broadsheet LLC scandal. 

The committee shall be led by Federal Minister for Data and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz and comprise Federal Minister for Science and Know-how Fawad Chaudhry, and Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari.

Associated: Broadsheet verdict: NAB paid $1.5m to a pretend agency

The committee has been given the duty to overview Pakistan’s settlement with Broadsheet LCC for the interval 2002-2018, sources knowledgeable Geo Information. “An investigation will be launched to find out who took advantage of the deal,” the sources mentioned as they revealed the cupboard’s choices.

In the meantime, talking concerning the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM), the prime minister mentioned that the “Opposition’s alliance would be allowed to hold their protest.”

He, nevertheless, warned the PDM and mentioned that the legislation would come into motion if the 11-party alliance makes an attempt to maneuver in opposition to it.

Learn extra: Broadsheet scandal is a slap on the face of PTI govt, says Maryam Nawaz

Concerning the matter of spiritual events holding sit-ins and protests, the cupboard determined to seek the advice of the ulema. “This is a sensitive issue. We will take the ulema into confidence over this matter,” the prime minister added.

Pakistan pays Rs4.59 bn to British agency for misplaced case

Pakistan made a cost of $28.706 million (Rs4.59 billion) to the British agency Broadsheet LLC after shedding the long-running litigation on the London Excessive Court docket.

The quantity was transferred from the Pakistan Excessive Fee (PHC) on behalf of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) to the belongings restoration agency — 21 years after it was employed to hint alleged international belongings of dozens of Pakistanis which it failed to seek out any.

Learn extra: Public Accounts Committee orders full probe into Broadsheet scandal

The London Excessive Court docket’s Monetary Division had issued on December 17 a Closing Third Social gathering Order for cost to NAB’s former shopper Broadsheet by December 30 — drawing curtains on a case that has value Pakistani taxpayers billions of rupees.

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