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Dawn leaks report to be unveiled soon

Taxila [Pakistan]: The Dawn leaks report is expected to be unveiled in a couple of days, according to a media report.

Some important and unexpected faces are due to be exposed with the disclosure of the report, The Nation quoted sources in Islamabad as saying

According to the report, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has also confirmed that the delay was due to the Panama case verdict.

“Dawn leaks report issuance was revoked due to Panamagate verdict but now it will be surfaced till Tuesday,” he said.

Meanwhile, there were reports suggesting that Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi was expected to be removed from his post after an inquiry committee’s report revealed his ‘alleged role in Dawn leaks’.

However, the Foreign Office has rubbished the reports as ‘irresponsible and malicious’.

The Dawn leaks report pertains to Pakistan’s English daily The Dawn staffer Cyril Almeida’s story ‘Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military’ published on October 6 last year, which came under fire as it reported an alleged rift between the country’s powerful military and the government for its failure to act against the non-state actors.

The report described what transpired in a high-level meeting in which the civil leadership allegedly criticised the military’s policies on militancy.

The government repeatedly rebutted the story as ‘false and fabricated’ while the military leadership went on to call it a ‘breach of national security’.

The Pakistan Government also sacked Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid after preliminary investigations established a ‘lapse’ on his part vis-a-vis the publication of the controversial story. (ANI)