Govt appoints Justice (r) Azmat Saeed as head of Broadsheet inquiry committee

Govt appoints Justice (r) Azmat Saeed as head of Broadsheet inquiry committee

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Islamabad: Federal government on Thursday appointed Justice (r) Azmat Saeed Sheikh as head of the Broadsheet inquiry committee.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed served as Supreme Court judge for seven years and was part of the bench which handled numerous high profile cases including Panama case.

Justice Azmat was sworn in as SC judge on 01 June 2012. He was administered the oath by the then Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

Justice Saeed was first enrolled as an advocate of the Lahore High Court (LHC) in 1981 and was subsequently promoted to advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Justice Saeed also served as special prosecutor of the Ehtesab Bureau in 1997 and was a member of the legal team prosecuting many high-profile cases at the LHC.

He served as the special prosecutor of the National Accountability Bureau in 2001. Judge Saeed was appointed as another judge of the LHC in 2004. In 2012, he was promoted to a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Earlier today, Senator Shibli Faraz, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, said that the Broadsheet case once again exposed corrupt elements.

He said in a tweet that the case is a reminder of how to harm the national interest for personal gain.

Those who ruthlessly plundered the national wealth must be held accountable, he said. Shibli Faraz remarked that if in the past, these corrupt elements were not given NRO, the country would not have suffered so much.

It is pertinent here to mention that the arbitration documents of the foreign asset recovery firm Broadsheet and the statements made by the company s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kave Mousavi had exposed another controversy. The government and the opposition party PML-N are blaming each other.

Documents prepared by Broadsheet show how the Musharraf government and NAB commissioned the company to collect information about the corruption of the Sharif family, and the company’s CEO Kave Mousavi’s meetings with various figures.

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