Rao Tehsin’s petition: respondents to file replies today


Islamabad July 6 (TNS): Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Aamer Farooq will resume hearing on a petition of former press information officer (PIO) Rao Tehsin Ali, who has challenged in the court his suspension in the Dawn leaks episode.

On June 22, the IHC issued notices to the secretaries of interior and information ministries as well as the prime minister’s principal secretary on the petition of the former PIO.

Former PIO Tehsin has contended in his petition that he was not present at the high-profile huddle of the civilian and security officials.

The former PIO has contended that he has been denied the inquiry report into the Dawn leaks scam, which has fixed responsibilities.

At the last hearing, Tehsin’s counsel, Waseem Sajjad, informed the court that his client was not present in the ‘high-profile’ meeting, whose contents were leaked to Dawn newspaper.

Justice Aamer Farooq inquired from the counsel whether providing him with the inquiry commission’s is the prerogative of the government, and if so under which law.

Later, the court issued notices to the secretaries of the interior and information ministries, and the prime minister’s principal secretary to file their replies on July 6.