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PPP will not accept ‘newsleak’ inquiry commission: Shah

Khursheed Shah

KARACHI: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Tuesday said that they will not accept the committee set up by the government to probe the controversial ‘news leak’ story. 

The senior Pakistan People’s Party leader said that political parties would not accept a judicial commission over the matter, and the decision taken by the government was not right.

He further said that the government cannot ignore the recommendations of the PPP, and thus can staying away from the real opposition. He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan was an easy target for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Shah said that unlike Imran Khan who has strengthened the premier with his wrong decisions, they will fight the Panama Papers case in parliament.


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The government had on Monday constituted a commission headed by retired judge Amir Raza Khan to investigate the matter.

The commission also includes Secretary Establishment Tahir Shahbaz, Senior Muhtasib Punjab Najam Saeed, and Director Federal Investigation Agency Usman Anwar.

It will also have one representative each from the Inter Services Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and Military Intelligence.


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Earlier the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf also rejected the inquiry commission saying the Sharif family could impose its influence into the probe.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that Amir Raza Khan had strong terms with the Sharif’s which raises questions of impartiality and fairness over the matter.

He demanded to constitute an alternate body head by a senior judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and that a time must also be stipulated.

The controversial news story was published in a leading English daily on 6 October about a high-level security meeting.

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