Moussavi asks PM Imran to sack Shahzad Akbar

By: News Desk      Published: 08:41 PM, 18 Jan, 2021
Moussavi asks PM Imran to sack Shahzad Akbar
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar.–File photo

Broadsheet CEO Kaveh Moussavi on Monday asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to sack Mirza Shahzad Akbar, the special assistant to prime minister on accountability and interior. 

Speaking to the Pakistani media exclusively at Oxford, Moussavi said the Pakistani man who had a meeting with him was not a general of the Pakistan Army. He said the man who portrayed himself as a general of the Pakistan Army called him from an unknown phone number. He said that he never levelled any allegations against the Pakistan Army and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directly. He said he did not have information even about the man who introduced himself as Anjum Dar.  

PM sets up committee to submit report on Broadsheet scandal 

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday formed a three-member committee to sort out the Broadsheet issue. The committee would present its recommendations to the prime minister within 48 hours about those who benefitted from the Broadsheet issue and those who were benefactors in this case. 

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz made an announcement regarding formation of the committee on Monday evening. Shibli said that he would be the convener of the committee while Federal Science and Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Federal Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari would the members of the committee. 

Shibli said the committee would present its recommendations to the prime minister on the Broadsheet issue within 48 hours. He said that action would be taken against the benefactors as well as the beneficiaries.