Op­po­si­tion par­ties agree on 4 points of new ToRs

Pakistan Observer - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF RE­PORTER

LA­HORE—Op­po­si­tion par­ties have agreed on four points re­gard­ing the new terms of ref­er­ences that cater the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the Panama Leaks is­sue.The op­po­si­tion par­ties have re­jected the Terms of Ref­er­ences for­mu­lated by the govern­ment. The four points made af­ter mu­tual con­sen­sus among the op­po­si­tion par­ties are as fol­lows:

1) The op­po­si­tion al­liance has ini­tially re­jected the au­thor­i­ties granted to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion com­mis­sion in ac­cor­dance with the 1956 Act,

2) Sec­ondly, the op­po­si­tion par­ties have de­manded the for­ma­tion of a com­mis­sion un­der new laws,

3) 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 and

4) Fi­nally, the op­po­si­tion has de­manded that Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif be ac­counted first fol­lowed by other 250 in­di­vid­u­als named in the Panama Pa­pers.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-In­saf, Pakistan Peo­ple’s Party, Pakistan Mus­lim League-Q have increased their in­ter­ac­tion with one an­other in or­der to pres­surise the govern­ment to meet their de­mands.

Leader of the Op­po­si­tion in the Na­tional Assembly Syed Khur­shid Shah and PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi con­tacted Ja­maat-e-Is­lami Ameer Si­ra­jul Haq to take him on board on 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.

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