ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday rejected a seven-member committee formed by the government to probe a ‘planted story’ and ‘leaked story’ about a national security meeting questioning the impartiality of the head.

“The planted story was aimed at deliberately creating a disconnect in civil-military relations at a time when Indian aggression was increasing not only in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) but also along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary,” PTI chief said in a statement.

 Khan said that Justice (retd) Amir Raza Khan, who had been appointed as head the committee, had strong links to the ruling PML-N, and was also a candidate of the PML-N for a caretaker chief minister. “As such his credibility to conduct an independent, effective inquiry is highly questionable,” he said.

Khan added that Pakistan had a history of commissions headed by retired judges where the reports had been put in cold storage.

The PTI chairman demanded that a time-bound inquiry should be instituted under a serving judge of the superior judiciary so that the guilty can be brought to justice timely. Khan also pointed out that if the interior minister, as he had claimed, already had proofs about who and how the story was planted, then there was no need for a committee as he should proceed to try the guilty under the relevant security laws of the land.