ISLAMABAD: The federal government has taken notice of a ‘fake’ Intelligence Bureau (IB) memo which claimed there were links between parliamentarians and proscribed organisations, reported Geo News.

In the memo, shown on a private TV channel, it was stated that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the authority to monitor the activities of 37 legislators due to their alleged links with banned terrorist and sectarian outfits.

Sources within government claimed that the memo shown on tv and being circulated on social media was fake, further adding that after a thorough investigation a case will be filed against those involved in drafting the memo and leaking it to the media.

The source added that the case will be filed in Islamabad’s Secretariat police station.

The issue was first raised by Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada at the recently held cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The list named a number of key ministers, including Riaz Pirzada, Zahid Hamid, Baleeghur Rehman, Sikandar Bosan, Hafiz Abdul Kareem and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi. –Courtesy Geo News

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