Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid resigns from office: media reports

Information Minister Parvez Rasheed has resigned from his position as Minister for Information and Broadcasting, DawnNews reported Saturday.

Newss channels quoted sources as saying that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Pervez Rashid to resign from his post.

Sources also said Rashid’s portfolio was taken away after a prelimanry inquiry was launched by Interior Minister Ch Nisar. They added that the premier pm has ordered a formnal inquiry as to whether he was involved or not

The development comes after the publication of Dawn story “Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military”.

The Prime Minister’s Office rejected the story, but the military maintained the story had been “leaked” and demanded a probe into the matter.

In an Editor’s note, Dawn clarified its position and stated on the record that the story “was verified, cross-checked and fact-checked.”

Earlier this month, participants of a corps commander meeting expressed serious concern over what they said was “feeding of false and fabricated story of an important security meeting held at PM House and viewed it as breach of national security.

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