LAHORE (Staff Report) – Opposition parties on Tuesday rejected Terms of References (ToRs) formulated by the government to investigate Panama Leakes scandals and agreed on four points to probe into the matter.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have increased their interaction with one another in order to pressurise the government to meet their demands, Dunya news reported.
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah and PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi contacted Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq to take him on board in regards to the issue as well. Siraj assured the two of his support in order to effectively deal with the matter.
Opposition parties will bring forward a declaration on May 2 after holding a joint meeting to discuss future strategy to deal with the Panama Leaks investigation.
The four points made after mutual consensus among the opposition parties are as follows:
- The opposition alliance has initially rejected the authorities granted to the investigation commission in accordance with the 1956 Act.
- Secondly, the opposition parties have demanded the formation of a commission under new laws.
- Thirdly, the opposition demands approval of the commission from the Assembly after introducing it in the shape of an Ordinance; the opposition has hinted that it will facilitate the government in this regards.
- Finally, the opposition has demanded that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif be accounted first followed by other 250 individuals named in the Panama Papers.