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PML-N rejects Justice (r) Azmat as Broadsheet inquiry committee head

PML-N rejects Justice (r) Azmat as Broadsheet inquiry committee head
January 22, 2021

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) on Friday has rejected the appointment of Justice (r) Azmat Saeed Sheikh as head of the Broadsheet inquiry committee.

The reaction came after the federal government had appointed Justice (r) Azmat Saeed Sheikh as head of the Broadsheet inquiry committee.

The PML-N raised objection on the appointment of Justice (rtd) Azmat. PML-N leader Attaullah Tarar said that Sheikh Azmat Saeed was NAB prosecutor during the time of agreement with Broadsheet. “Morally he should not part of this investigation,” he added.

The PML-N leader also accused of conflict of interest in the case.

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.

It is pertinent to mention here that 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.