Ac­count­abil­ity

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD— Min­is­ter for Health Saira Afzal Tarar on Thurs­day said the gov­ern­ment was al­ways ready for across the bord ac­count­abil­ity. Talk­ing to a pri­vate chan­nel, she said “We are ready to ful­fill our com­mit­ment. How­ever, the Terms of Ref­er­ences (TORs), pre­pared by the Op­po­si­tion, are not premised on the prin­ci­ples of jus­tice.” These only re­flected the po­lit­i­cal mo­tives of the Op­po­si­tion, she added. She said “We did agree that Panama Pa­pers would be in­ves­ti­gated but af­ter new de­vel­op­ments, those in­sti­tu­tions and in­di­vid­u­als who did in­vest abroad, should also go through the same process,” she added. Re­ply­ing to a ques­tion, she said the Prime Min­is­ter vol­un­tar­ily of­fered him­self for ac­count­abil­ity, de­spite the fact his name was not men­tioned in Panama Leaks. On a ques­tion, she pointed out the gov­ern­ment was ex­tend­ing full sup­port to se­cu­rity forces in Zarb-eAzb and Karachi op­er­a­tions, be­sides ac­knowl­edg­ing their sac­ri­fices in the war on ter­ror.

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