Broadsheet scandal inquiry report makes shocking revelations

Broadsheet scandal inquiry report makes shocking revelations Broadsheet scandal inquiry report makes shocking revelations

Islamabad: The inquiry report of the Broadsheet scandal has been received in the Prime Minister’s (PM) House and it has made some shocking revelations.

According to details, the report revealed that the record of payment of 1.5 million dollars to Broadsheet Company was missing and those files were stolen from the Ministry of Finance, Law and the Attorney General's Office.

The federal government had appointed Justice (retired) Azmat Saeed Shaikh to head the inquiry commission after the revelations made by the Broadsheet LLC Chief Kaveh Mousavi.

The report, consists of 500 pages, was received by Joint Secretary Zahid Maqsood. The committee has recorded statements of 26 witnesses in the scandal.

In 2000, UK-based asset recovery firm was hired by then president General Pervez Musharraf’s government to help recover assets stashed by past Pakistani rulers abroad.

Sources say that the statements and documents of various personalities have been kept separate with the 100-page report.

The commission, set up on January 29, 2021 formally launched its investigation on February 09.

The commission was empowered to form committees of officers and experts to investigate the scandal and was tasked to identify the causes and effects of Pakistan's payments to Broadsheet in 2008.

It is pertinent to mention here that Broadsheet CEO Kaveh Mousavi had said that he was offered a $25 million bribe to drop an asset inquiry against the Sharif family.

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