Panama Leaks: Parliamentary committee sets procedure to form TORs

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan faced immense political crises in the wake of Panama Leaks after which a parliamentary committee had been formed with government and Opposition’s mutual consent. The very committee held its first setting where procedure to form Terms of References (TORs) of the investigation of the Panama Leaks issue was discussed,

The meeting was held at Parliament house. Government and Opposition members seemed to disagree over 2 points, committee operations were also discussed including other agendas.

The opposition raised questions over Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid’s appointment as an ex-official member of the joint committee. Opposition leaders also claimed that supervisor of the committee has not be decided due to the presence of two strong candidates in the committee.

Both Opposition and government exchanged views over each other s proposed TORs. Government shared with the opposition members the reply given by Chief Justice (CJ) Anwar Zaheer Jamali regarding the formation of a judicial commission to probe into the matter.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Opposition leader Khurshid Shah attended the first the meeting as facilitators.

2016-05-26

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