Former federal information minister and senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday appeared to solve the mystery of a copy of the decoded diplomatic cable – ‘cypher’ – going missing from the Prime Minister’s House, noting that it was eventually sent to the apex court for investigation.
He demanded that the Supreme Court of Pakistan probe the matter and set up a Memogate-type commission.
Speaking to the media in Islamabad on Sunday afternoon, Fawad Chaudhry was asked about their copies of the cypher, which was shared in a cabinet meeting before the dismissal of the PTI government. Chaudhry confirmed that they were indeed given a copy of the cypher in their last cabinet meeting.
However, he said that they sent the copies of the PM to the then-National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser so that they could be shown in the special meeting of the house summoned by the speaker to brief members of parliament on the matter.
Later, Chaudhry said, the copies were sent to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to probe the matter and that they remain in the top judge’s record who should form a commission.