The government will contact the opposition regarding the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the proposed Judicial Commission to probe the Panama Papers leaks on Monday (today).
According to the sources, government’s members of the Parliamentary Committee on Panama Papers briefed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on latest developments and discussed with him the deadlock on ToRs about Judicial Commission.
The sources said that during the meeting, the Prime Minister decided once again to contact the opposition parties to resolve the issue regarding ToRs for Judicial Commission. They said that the PML-N government would also take its allied parties into confidence over its decision.
They said that the government had prepared a strategy to engage the opposition parties to end the prevailing deadlock in ToRs talks.
The PPP has already announced to distance itself from the Parliamentary Committee on Panama Papers, saying the PML-N government is not serious in holding investigation into Panama Papers’ leaks.
The sources said that the senior PNL-N leaders and cabinet members also discussed the legal, constitutional and political implication of references filed for Prime Minister and his family members’ disqualification in Election Commission of Pakistan, appointments of the members of the Election Commission, protest by joint opposition against the government, the party’s internal rifts and the developments after skirmishes with Afghanistan forces on erecting gates at Turkhum border with the Prime Minister.
Senator Saeed Ghani of PPP while talking to Business Recorder said that PPP had already submitted a reference in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against the Prime Minister and his family. “Now the party has deiced to submit a reference against the Prime Minister and his family on ‘Panama Papers’ in National Accountability Bureau (NAB),” he added.
To a question, he said that PPP was contacting other opposition parties on ‘Panama Papers’ issue. “We will make strategy on the issue of Panama leaks after consultation with other opposition parties,” he said. -Business Recorder