Broadsheet inquiry commission issues charge-sheet against bureaucracy

By: News Desk      Published: 02:03 AM, 24 Mar, 2021
Broadsheet inquiry commission issues charge-sheet against bureaucracy
Broadcast Inquiry Commission is headed by Justice (Retired) Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.–File photo

The Broadsheet Inquiry Commission headed by Justice (Retired) Sheikh Azmat Saeed has charge-sheeted the bureaucracy in its report. 

The inquiry commission’s report says that Pakistan had to pay $9 million fine due to the bureaucracy. The inquiry commission has held former deputy high commissioner Abdul Basit responsible for termination of the agreement and wrong payment of $1.5 million. It’s said in the report that finance secretary is answerable to the masses and the government of Pakistan. Also, the inquiry commission has declared Broadsheet owner Kaveh Moussavi an unreliable person. 

According to the inquiry commission’s report, Pakistan had to pay $9 million fine due to delay in payment to relevant persons. The inquiry commission’s report says that Moussavi’s allegations are outside the purview of the commission’s terms of reference. 

The commission says it is up to the government to decide whether to investigate Moussavi’s allegations or not. Pictures of diplomatic bags containing record of the Swiss cases against former president Asif Ali Zardari are also part of the inquiry commission’s report. The report also talks about former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s departure to Saudi Arabia. 

Reporter: Awais Kiyani