February 07, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Talat Hussain, host of Naya Pakistan on Geo, has questioned ARY News’ claim of having excerpts of a commission’s report probing Dawn Leaks.
On Monday night ARY claimed having the excerpts, saying the report contains phone call record of Cyril Almeida, whose story on October 6 – Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military - led to tensions in civilian-military relations and the formation of a commission.
ARY said three people including a minister and an advisor have been held responsible. Pervaiz Rasheed had to step down as information minister in the wake of Dawn Leaks.
The inquiry commission headed by Justice (Retd) Amir Raja Khan, formed on November 7 last year, was to submit its report within one month. However, it was given extension. The six members of the commission include representatives of security agencies – ISI, MI and IB.
In one of his tweets, Talat Hussain wondered if the “ongoing reporting on #Dawnleaks final report is itself based on ‘leaks’.” He added that “like good and bad Taliban we have haram and halal leaks.”
In another tweet he questioned the veracity of ARY News report. “Those claiming 2 hv copy of #Dawnleaks topsecret report mst b askd abt their source. Infact a commission mst b formd 2 probe leaks on Dawnleaks.”
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