PAKISTAN INFORMATION MINISTER REMOVED OVER NEWS REPORT

ON SATURDAY, THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE SAID THE ARTICLE WAS PLANTED AND TERMED IT A BREACH OF NATIONAL SECURITY .

RELATIONS BETWEEN THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY HAVE OFTEN BEEN STRAINED IN A COUNTRY WHERE SEVERAL PRIME MINISTERS, INCLUDING SHARIF HIMSELF, HAVE BEEN OUSTED IN COUPS.

On Saturday, the prime minister's office said the article was "planted" and termed it a "breach of national security".
Relations between the civilian government and military have often been strained in a country where several prime ministers, including Sharif himself, have been ousted in coups.
The prime minister's office has repeatedly rejected the article as inaccurate and the journalist who wrote it was at one point temporarily barred from leaving the country.

Pakistan's Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has been removed from office over a newspaper leak that sparked a rift between the army and government earlier this month. "Evidence available so far points to a lapse on part...

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