- PPP and PML-N have rejected the nomination of Justice (retd) Azmat Saeed to investigate the Broadsheet scandal
- The Federal Cabinet has approved the commission to be set up under the Commission of Inquiry Act 2017
- The inquiry commission will submit its findings on the Broadsheet issue within 45 days
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved the formation of a single-member commission headed by Justice (retd) Azmat Saeed to investigate the Broadsheet scandal despite strong reservations from the Opposition parties.
The PPP and PML-N had rejected the name of the former Supreme Court judge to investigate the matter saying he was with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) when the deal was signed with the asset recovery firm.
The PML-N is of the view that because the top court judge was in the Panama bench which disqualified former Nawaz Sharif and is a member of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital’s Board of Governors so it does not believe a transparent probe would be conducted.