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Justice (Retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed will head the inquiry committee on the broadsheet

According to 24 News News TV channel, the federal government has appointed Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed as the head of the inquiry committee to probe the broadsheet case.

This was exchanged by Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz in a tweet on Thursday.

Shibli Faraz said that the government has constituted a committee which will answer the inquiry questions in 45 days.

According to reports, the Prime Minister’s Office announced the formation of a committee two days ago to investigate the highly affected broadsheet case.

Justice Saeed’s career

Justice Saeed was first registered as a lawyer in the Lahore High Court (LHC) in 1981 and was later promoted to Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Justice Saeed also served as Special Prosecutor of the Accountability Bureau in 1997 and was a member of the legal team that handled many high profile cases in the LHC.

According to the SC website, he served as special prosecutor for the National Accountability Bureau in 2001. Justice Saeed was appointed Additional Judge of the LHC in 2004.

Justice Saeed was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan in July 2019 and held the post till August 3, 2019.


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