Award of Chairmanship

  • Amber Haroon Saigol is the sole owner of Dawn group.
  • In May 2016, her husband Azam Saigol was awarded PIA Chairmanship by Nawaz govt.
  • Since then, Nawaz government has been using Dawn to malign its opponent.
  • As the military is planning to eliminate extremist elements from Punjab, Dawn is being used to malign the military.
  • The latest news to discredit Army and ISI has been leaked at the behest of Nawaz government to sabotage the upcoming operation.

PML-N’s backing of Extremist Groups

  • It is a fact that PML-N backs the extremist group called Sipah-e-Sahaba or ASWJ .
  • During Imran Khan’s dharna of 2014, ASWJ carried out a show of power in support of PML-N in Islamabad.
  • The indication by military leadership of taking action against such extremist elements in Punjab prompted PML-N to force Dawn in returning the PIA favour.
Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah (PML-N) and Ahmed Ludhianvi (ASWJ) ride in a rose-covered car during campaigns in Jhang.