Published On: Sat, Oct 29th, 2016

Pervez Rasheed removed from Pakistan’s Information Minister over isolation info leak

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Information Minister Pervez Rasheed has been removed from his services Saturday in a surprise development in connection with the leaked news report on Pakistan isolation, local media reported on Saturday.

Pakistani Information Minister Pervez Rasheed has been removed from office over

Pakistani Information Minister Pervez Rasheed has been removed from office over isolation information leak.

The minister is allegedly supposed to be responsible for the security leaks from a high level civil-military huddle and subsequent publication of a story in a national daily newspaper, reports Express Tribune.

This came after a news report was published in a national English daily, which had been immediately rejected by the civilian government.

A committee was formed to probe into the matter as it had caused harm to the ‘national security’ and the writer who had written the report was briefly put on the Exit Control List ECL.

The controversial report had quoted a source as saying that the civilian government told the military officials “to either act against all militants or face international isolation” during a high-level meeting.

Inputs with ANI

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