Pak army ‘rejects’ PM’s actions on security leak

Vastavam web: Again the gaps between the army and the government in Pakistan is floated Recently. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dismissed an adviser and ordered ‘action’ against a senior bureaucrat after controversial news story leak. But the Army officials have rejected his proposal.

Pakistan’s military has rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to fire a top foreign policy advisor over his alleged connections to an article published last year that suggested there was a rift between civilian and military leaders on how to tackle militancy.

Sharif fired advisor Tariq Fatemi and ordered action against senior bureaucrat Rao Tehsin Ali on Saturday, said a statement from his office, adding he was acting on the recommendations of an inquiry commission that probed the leaks, which formed the basis of the original newspaper report. The prime minister also referred the case of the journalist who wrote the story and editor of Dawn to the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, an industry body, “for necessary disciplinary action to be taken against them”. In a rare public contradiction of the civilian government’s orders, top military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor said the military “rejected” the prime minister’s orders.