ISLAMABAD: The federal government has constituted a commission to implement the decision of the Faizabad sit-in case, the notification of which has been issued.
The federal government has formed a commission under the chairmanship of retired IG Akhtar Ali Shah. The three-member commission will have former IG Tahir Alam and Additional Secretary Home Ministry Khushal Khan as members.
The federal government has set 10 TORs of the commission to find out who provided illegal funding or other facilities to TLP during the Faizabad dharna.
According to the TOR, the commission will complete its work within two months and submit a report to the federal government and the commission will determine that none of the public office holders have violated the law. At this time, the commission will also determine the responsibilities of officers of government agencies including secret agencies.
The commission will also determine whether departmental action is required against intelligence agencies and government officials, and the role of intelligence agencies and police in relation to sit-ins and rallies.
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The commission will recommend that the federal and provincial governments implement effective monitoring and action against those who spread hateful, extremist and terrorist content.
The provincial governments including the federal government will be obliged to support the commission, the secretariat of the commission will be in Islamabad and it will have its own secretary. The expenses of the commission will be borne by the federal government.
The commission will complete the investigation within two months and send a report to the federal government and if the commission needs more than two months, then it will seek permission from the government for extension. The commission will also determine the violation of Pemra’s code of conduct that has been committed at the time, the commission will review the hateful and violent content spread on social media and recommend action.