Op­po­si­tion’s ToRs aimed at com­pli­cat­ing Panama Pa­pers is­sue: Sid­diqui

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF REPORTER

KARACHI— Ad­viser to the Prime Min­is­ter on Na­tional History and Lit­er­ary Her­itage Ir­fan Sid­diqui Sun­day said the op­po­si­tion’s Terms of Ref­er­ence ( TORs) were not aimed at ad­dress­ing the Panama Pa­pers is­sue but to com­pli­cate the mat­ter.

Talk­ing to the me­dia here, the Ad­viser said even se­ri­ous op­po­si­tion per­son­al­i­ties did not agree with those TORs as they con­sid­ered the same a per­son­spe­cific.

The peo­ple were in­ter­ested in, what he said, ‘ Tamasha’ ( theatre), which was aimed at ham­per­ing the path of progress and de­vel­op­ment and cre­at­ing in­sta­bil­ity in the coun­try.

The Ad­viser said that the gov­ern­ment and the al­lied par­ties were se­ri­ously con­tact­ing the op­po­si­tion to re­solve the mat­ter at the ear­li­est so that the ju­di­cial com­mis­sion could start its work.

He re­called that Prime Min­is­ter Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif had an­nounced the for­ma­tion of a com­mis­sion on Au­gust 12, 2014 to probe al­leged rig­ging in the elec­tions, but the at­ti­tude of the Pak­istan Tehrik- i- In­saf ( PTI) de­layed the process for nine months and then the ju­di­cial com­mis­sion pre­sented its re­port in four months.

Ir­fan Sid­diqui said the peo­ple and var­i­ous seg­ments of the so­ci­ety termed the op­po­si­tion’s TORs “Terms of Re­venge”.

Ear­lier, the Ad­viser met with prom­i­nent writ­ers, po­ets and aca­demics as well as lit­er­ary per­son­al­i­ties in the Sindh me­trop­o­lis.

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