ISLAMABAD: In a joint meeting of nine parties belonging to the opposition held at the residence of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Monday, it was decided that the investigation of the Panama Leaks issue be initiated from the Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and his family, reported Dunya News.
According to the details, the opposition parties rejected the government’s Terms of References (TORs) regarding the commission that probes into the matter. Detailed discussion was held in the meeting in regards to the formation of the commission and the TORs it was supposed to work upon. All parties in the meeting rejected the suggestions brought forward by the government and demanded that action be taken against all those named in the Leaks.
Demand regarding the formulation of a new law regarding the formation of the commission that probes into the matter was also placed forward after the meeting. A committee was formed by the opposition parties to formulate joint TORs, the members of this committee are: Aitzaz Ahsan, Hamid Khan, Mushahid Hussain, Assadullah Bhutto, Aneesa Zaib, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Mian Iftikhar, Mir Israrullah Zehri and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. This committe will meet at Aitzaz Ahsan’s residence tomorrow (May 3) at 11 in the morning.
While conversing with media after the meeting, PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira stated that the government’s TORs in their current shape are unacceptable, adding that all those named in the Panama Leaks should be accounted but the process of accountability must be initated from the PM as he is the ruler of the country.
Kaira stated that 9 opposition parties met today and all of them placed forward their TORs. “TORs committee will again meet tomorrow, we will try to make a final decision in regards to the Terms of References”, he said.