29 April, Islamabad
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today sacked his special assistant on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi after an inquiry found him guilty of leaking to a newspaper vital information from a high-level security meet.
Sharif approved an inquiry committee’s recommendation to remove Fatemi from his post. The inquiry committee was set up last year to probe the controversy surrounding a controversial
report by daily Dawn about a key meeting on national security.
In October, a columnist for Dawn newspaper wrote a front-page story about a rift between civilian and military leaderships over militant groups that operate from Pakistan but engage in proxy war against India and Afghanistan.