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Panama leaks: PM decides to parry Opposition questions in assembly

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided not to answer questions intended by the Opposition during the assembly session on Friday.

Mr. Sharif’s cabinet members and aides have advised the premier to stonewall queries leveled by the Opposition.

According to sources, the PM will reiterate his assertion to urge chief justice to set up commission for probing revelations made in the Panama Papers.

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The PM will give a policy statement on Friday, highlighting that the matter was sub-judice and the court should decide on it, said ARY Bureau Chief Islamabad Sabir Shakir.

Couple of days ago, Information Minister Pervez Rasheed had said the PM would address the National Assembly session on Friday and would answer questions raised by the Opposition.

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The opposition had announced to submit its questionnaire on Panama Papers leaks in the assembly.

The opposition parties had unanimously drafted a 7-point questionnaire on Panama Papers disclosures for the government to answer, which was supposed to be be submitted in the House tommorow.

The questionnaire seeks details of assets owned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children, purchase of apartments in Mayfair, London and the transfer of money to set up offshore firms.

 

 

 

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