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PM to attend NA session today, likely to give statement on Panama Papers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to clear his position in the parliament on Monday (today), about the allegations of having links to offshore companies in Panama leaks, ARY News reported.

Sources said the prime minister after his return from one-day trip of Turkey, has begun consultations with close associates over attending National Assembly (NA) session today. Pakistan Muslim League-N has in this regard asked all its allies to must attend the NA session where the PM is expected to clarify the allegations against him with regard to having offshore wealth.

On the other hand, the opposition parties have also started their home work for the crucial NA session. The opposition parties have called a meeting to mull over the course of action and the strategy for the NA session.

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The details of the leader of opposition’s address in the lower house also came under discussion in the meeting.

The Senate and National Assembly will resume their sessions at Parliament House in Islamabad today after two days break.

The Senate will resume its session at four in the afternoon while National Assembly will meet at 5:00 p.m. Both the Houses will discuss important national issues besides carrying out legislative business.

PM Nawaz Sharif is expected to give a policy statement on the issue of Panama Papers in the NA, Radio Pakistan reported.

He may announce some necessary steps to ensure transparent probe into the Panama Papers issue and offshore companies.

Both the treasury and the opposition are expected to hold separate parliamentary meetings before the start of the sessions to discuss the agenda of the session.

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