Justice (r) Sheikh Azmat Saeed to head Inquiry Committee on Broadsheet
The federal government has appointed Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed as Head of Inquiry Committee to probe the Broadsheet matter, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
This was shared by the Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz in a tweet post on Thursday.
براڈ شیٹ معاملہ پر انکوائری کمیٹی کے سربراہ جسٹس (ر) عظمت سعید شیخ ہونگے۔— Senator Shibli Faraz (@shiblifaraz) January 21, 2021
Shibli Faraz said the government has constituted a committee that will answer the inquiry questions within 45 days.
Reportedly, the Prime Minister Office issued formation of a committee to probe the much-hyped Broadsheet matter two days ago.
Justice Saeed's career
Justice Saeed was first enrolled as an advocate of the Lahore High Court (LHC) in 1981 and was subsequently promoted to advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Justice Saeed also served as special prosecutor of the Ehtesab Bureau in 1997 and was a member of the legal team prosecuting many high-profile cases at the LHC.
According to the SC website, he served as special prosecutor for the National Accountability Bureau in 2001. Justice Saeed was appointed as an additional Judge of the LHC in 2004. In 2012, he was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Justice Saeed in July 2019 took oath as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan and held the title till August 3, 2019.