Lawmakers hail withdrawing of tweet on Dawn Leaks

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Upper House of the Parliament on Thursday welcomed withdrawing of tweet by the media wing of Pakistan Army, the Inter Services Public Relations on the issue of Dawn Leaks.

The lawmakers were discussing on a motion with regard to Dawn Leaks inquiry report.

Pakistan People’s Party Senator Farhatullah Babar said that tweets should not be a source for expressing differences between the institutions.

He said the Prime Minister was the chief executive of country and there was no room for a state institution in the law to violate his orders.

Senator Mohammad Usman Khan Kakar of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) said the Prime Minister took a bold decision on the issue of Dawn Leaks.

He said his party supported Prime Minister’s stance for taking steps for the civilian supremacy. He said withdrawing of ISPR tweet was a good step.

Nihal Hashmi of PML-N said that as the issue of Dawn Leaks had been resolved hence discussion on it should end now.

Senator Kamal Ali Agha of PML-Q was of the view that report of Dawn Inquiry Commission should have been made public, while a debate on that (report) should have been held in the House.

Hafiz Hamdullah of JUI-F said instead of bringing into media the issue of Dawn Leaks should have been discussed in National Security Committee.

Later, the House was adjourned to meet again on Friday at 10:00 AM.