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NA passes Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill 2016

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly passed Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill 2016 on Wednesday, ARY News reported.

The bill, which will probe special cases and issues, will be applicable  on all the inquiry commissions formed by the federal government.

The members of the commission will be announced in a press release.

According to the text of the bill, the commission has the right to summon anyone during the investigation and can acquire the copies of the records and documents.

The final and interim reports prepared by the commission will be made public.

The government had tabled Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry bill 2016 to deal with cases such as Panamagate and similar issues.

Federal Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid has said that the bill has capacity to grant powers to a commission constitute under the Pakistan Commissions Of Inquiry Act 1956 to investigate not only the Panama Leaks matter and other cases of similar nature as well.

The PML-N government, despite enjoying a two-third majority in the National Assembly, failed for the second time to get “The Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016,” due to lack of quorum.

The opposition MNAs on Tuesday staged walkout from the session calling the bill an effort to save the Sharif family and a PPP MNA drew the attention of the chair towards lack of quorum.

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