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Govt writes letter to Supreme Court for judicial commission formation

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan wrote a letter to the Supreme Court’s registrar to form a commission to probe the Panama leaks controversy, ARY News reported.

According to details, the letter was written by the incumbent secretary of the Ministry of Law to the Supreme Court registrar. The letter called for the Chief Justice of Pakistan to head a judicial commission on priority basis which will probe the Panama leaks controversy.

The terms of reference of the letter state that the commission will investigate former and current holders of public office. The terms also stated that all provincial and federal institutions will be bound to cooperate with the commission. It is also stated that the commission would receive documents on affidavits and with regard to the person who is submitting the documents, can even establish a commission for further discussion.

It was also stated that the commission can start its probe within the allotted time and can also issue recommendations in this regard.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced during his address to the nation today, that the government will write a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to form a commission to probe the Panama leaks controversy.

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