Broadsheet Commission report opens new Pandora box
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Broadsheet Inquiry Commission report has revealed that payment record of $1.5 million to Broadsheet Company Broadsheet has been missing from the documents as the amount was transferred to a wrong person, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Monday.
The commission report said that payment of such an amount to the wrong person should not be termed as a mistake and it is a deception with the State of Pakistan.
“Files of the amount transferred to Broadsheet Company have been stolen from the Ministry of Finance, Law, Attorney General's Office, and even from Pakistan High Commission in London’s payment file,” the commission report revealed.
The TV channel reported that a one-member commission report got all the documents from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The Prime Minister’s (PM) Office has received the inquiry report of the Broadsheet scandal. Joint Secretary Zahid Maqsood received the inquiry report consisting of 500 pages.
The federal government appointed Justice (retired) Azmat Saeed Shaikh to head the inquiry committee after the revelations made by the Broadsheet LLC chief Kaveh Mousavi.
Sources said a former woman legal consultant did not appear before the commission despite summoning.
It may be recalled that UK-based asset recovery firm Broadsheet LLC had been hired in 2000 to help recover assets stashed by Pakistanis abroad. The Commission recorded statements of 26 witnesses in the scandal.
On January 21, the federal government had appointed former Supreme Court judge Azmat Saeed Sheikh as head of the inquiry committee to probe the issue of UK-based asset recovery firm Broadsheet LLC.