Opposition reject appointment of ex-SC judge Azmat Saeed Sheikh to head Broadsheet inquiry

News Desk

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has rejected the appointment of retired Supreme Court judge Azmat Saeed Sheikh as head of the Broadsheet inquiry committee. The PML-N has rejected his appointment because of his past affiliation with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as creating a “conflict of interest”.

The PML-N spokesperson, Marriyam Aurangzeb has said in a statement that handing over investigations those who should be investigated is the murder of justice. She said that the Prime Minister Imran Khan please have some courage to tell the nation you need a NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance).

According to PML-N statement, the retired Supreme Court judge Azmat Saeed Sheikh was a big fraud and controversial since he had served as deputy prosecutor general of NAB during the original signing of the Broadsheet agreement and was one of the negotiators in the deal along with being a senior legal officer at the time.

The PML-N statement questioned that how can the investigation conducted by the former deputy prosecutor general be transparent and fair? adding that being a legal officer, he had fully understood the document of agreement with Broadsheet.

Marriyam Aurangzeb also alleged that the as deputy prosecutor general, Sheikh had also been tasked with making cases against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif during Pervez Musharraf’s era. She said that no one should be a judge in his own case or in the case of those with whom he has a relationship or conflict of interest.

“The nation wants accountability for those who loot and squander their earnings, sprinkling salt on the wounds is not a joke,” she added.