Panama leaks: opposition members of parliament to meet today
The deadlock between the government and opposition parties regarding the Panama papers episode still remains as political opponents of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif refuse to soften their tone. Opposition parties have called a meeting today in which parliamentarians from opposition parties will participate.
Members are likely to discuss the terms of reference proposed by the opposition and the government’s response to them. A strategy in this regard is likely to be chalked out by members of the opposition parties. Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has said that the Prime Minister had himself chosen the decision to flee from accountability.
Meanwhile, Qamar Zaman Kaira, another PPP representative, said all opposition parties would be taken on board and his party would not indulge in a ‘solo flight’. He also laid emphasis on the fact that PM Nawaz should be held accountable first, since he was the Premier.
The gulf between the government and opposition parties widened as the government has already rejected the terms of reference that had been proposed by the opposition. PTI chief Imran Khan has earlier called for a protest sit-in movement outside Raiwind House in case Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif did not agree to the terms of reference proposed by the opposition parties.
A new round of papers released by ICIJ contained the names of more Pakistanis that own offshore companies.
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