Information Minister of Pakistan sacked
The Pakistan government today sacked Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid over the recent “leaked” media report about a rift between the civilian and military leaderships on support to militancy.
Reason for sacking
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid leaked sensitive information of a high-profile national security meeting to the Dawn reporter.
Rashid is a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and reports suggest that the anti-army information could not have been leaked without his consent.
A rift between the civilian and military leaderships on the powerful ISI’s covert support to terror groups in the country was the subject of a news report in the Dawn newspaper. The daily stood by the story issued on October 6.