PML-N, PPP reject Justice (r) Azmat's appointment as Broadsheet inquiry committee head

PML-N, PPP reject Justice (r) Azmat’s appointment as Broadsheet inquiry committee head


Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday has rejected the appointment of Justice (r) Azmat Saeed Sheikh as head of the Broadsheet inquiry committee.

In a statement, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that those who should be made accountable are now being hired as the members of the inquiry committees. This step is a murder of justice, she added.

The PML-N leader further advised Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan to tell the people of Pakistan that you want National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). Justice (r) Azmat Saeed is a member of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital’s board of governors, she told.  

Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has also raised objections over the formation of inquiry committee to probe Broadsheet scandal.

Former Senate Chairman Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said that the investigation was conducted only to divert attention. He said that the purpose of appointing Justice Azmat Said is to transfer all the blame to the opposition and former leaders.

The response was made after the federal government appointed Justice Azmat Said Sheikh as the director of the Broadsheet investigation committee.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed served as a Supreme Court judge for seven years and was part of the judges who handled many well-known cases, including the 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.

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