PML-N, PPP reject Justice Azmat-led Inquiry Committee on Broadsheet
He was of the view that the appointment of retired Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed as the committee head was proof of the government’s bad intentions. “Making him the committee head means that the government wants to put all blame of the Broadsheet issue on the preceding governments,” he apprehended and said Justice (r) Azmat Saeed had not only been NAB’s prosecutor but is also a member of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital’s Board of Governors (BoG).
Senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said the appointment of Justice Azmat Saeed proved that Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to protect the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and himself.
Panama case JIT fame & Shaukat Khanum Hospital Board of Governors member Jus (Retd) Azmat Saeed, who was also on NAB panel when Braodsheet deal was done under Mush, appointed by Imran Khan to investigate Broadsheet scam. This proves that Imran Khan wants to protect NAB & himself. pic.twitter.com/hYecGmgI4B— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) January 21, 2021
In a tweet, Ahsan Iqbal said “Azmat Saeed was also on NAB panel when Broadsheet deal was done under former president Pervez Musharraf.”
Ahsan Iqbal also said that Justice Azmat Saeed was also on the bench which sentenced PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif.
Talking to newsmen outside the Supreme Court building in Islamabad on Friday, another PML-N leader Atta Tarrar said “Justice Azmat Saeed does not have the right to probe the Broadsheet issue because he was the NAB prosecutor when the Bureau struck a deal with the Broadsheet.”
According to the TV channel, JUI-F has also opposed the appointment of Justice Azmat Saeed.
Hamid Mir questions appointment of Justice Azmat
In his tweet on Friday, he said when Justice (r) Saeed was a member of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital’s Board of Governors (BoG), he was astonished as to why he, a retired Supreme Court judge, did not see conflict of interests in the case. “Why on earth he gave his consent to become the head of a probe committee?” he questioned.
One can go to the SKMT website and see the last name of Justice(Rtd)Azmat Saeed in the list of board of governors.Why a retired Supreme Court judge is unable to understand the “conflict of interest”?Why he agreed to become head of a committee to investigate Broadsheet Scandal? pic.twitter.com/xG5NGjyjQt— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) January 22, 2021
This was shared by the Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz in a tweet. Shibli Faraz said the government had constituted a committee that will answer the inquiry questions within 45 days.
Reportedly, the prime minister had expressed his intention to constitute a body to investigate the much-hyped Broadsheet matter two days ago.