ISLAMABAD: Opposition party leaders on Tuesday agreed on a judicial investigation of disclosures from the Panama Papers linking Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s children to offshore companies.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, briefed the media after a meeting conducted by opposition parties to decide the Terms of Reference (ToR), said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family should be the first to be probed under an inquiry commission set-up to probe Panama Papers.
“The process of accountability needs to be initiated, and the prime minister and his family should be the first to be probed by the inquiry commission set-up to probe Panama Papers,” said Ahsan.
“In our earlier meeting, it was decided by all opposition parties that the ToRs presented earlier by the government were unacceptable.”
The prime minister and his family should be investigated, which should be an international investigation in to the matter, stated the PPP leader.
Ahsan added that all foreign assets, how they were obtained, how much tax was paid, which year they were bought in and what funds were used in their purchase needs to be investigated.
All opposition parties have rejected the ToRs announced by the government, but only the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has threatened to resort to “street agitation” if ToRs were not finalised in consultation with opposition parties.