PM displeased over initial probe report, directs for review

ISLAMABAD   –  Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed displeasure over the initial report submitted to him by the inquiry committee which investigated the alleged misconduct of officials posted at Pakistan embassy Riyadh and ordered the committee to review it again.

Credible sources told The Nation that after displeasure notice the committee sought more time and reviewed the grey areas in the report pointed out by the PM Office and removed grey areas and added more required information which was “deliberately missing” from the committee aimed at covering up certain officials.

High-level investigation committee probing alleged rude conduct of Pakistan embassy staff Riyadh has submitted its final report to the Prime Minister Imran Khan for further action after delay of one and half month.

Sources said after listening to former Ambassador Ali Ejaz, the committee in its recommendations exonerated former Ambassador Ali Ejaz however fixed the responsibility on head of chancery Zeeshan for his rude behaviour with a Pakistani woman which became the reason of the entire inquiry.

The sources said the report was still pending with PM Imran Khan who was expected to recommend action in the light of the recommendations against those responsible for misconduct.

The investigation committee was headed by former cabinet secretary Abu Akif who also served as DG Hajj Makkah.

Former Ambassador Ali Ejaz and other diplomats and NADRA and MRP staff were summoned before the committee for cross questioning. The officials appeared before the committee and recorded their statements.

The committee also sought opinions from overseas Pakistanis living in KSA through special questionnaires sent to them separately. 

Officials from overseas Pakistanis, Interior Ministry and Foreign Office were part of the committee which provided all required documents to the committee which were also attached with the findings.

Ministry of Interior, Foreign Office and overseas Pakistanis are now waiting for final orders from the PM Office expected to be taken in the light of the report submitted to the PM.

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