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He added that it was the job of the government to remove the deadlock. We want to move forward. The government in a statement confirmed that it had rejected all 15 points of the joint opposition. The opposition should issue new ToRs, the statement said.
The Government side also circulated among the members a document mentioning relevant legal provisions and comments relating to the 15 questions contained in the said Joint Oppositions ToRs. The Committee agreed to continue its discussion on the Terms of Reference in subsequent meetings.
A 12-member parliamentary committee is in consultation to form the ToRs. Six members from each side are consulting each other to finalize ToRs that will move forward the process of investigating several Pakistanis who have been named in the Panama Papers for allegedly evading taxes through offshore accounts. The government replaced Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique with Law Minister Zahid Hamid today. Senator Hasil Bazinjo, Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Akram Khan Durrani and Anusha Rahman are in the committee. The six members from the joint opposition are Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Ilyas Bilour, Barrister Saifullah, Tariqullah and Tariq Bashir Cheema.