ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his team suggested that these are my children’s offshore companies so I should not volunteer myself for accountability. Still I announced a commission under a retired SC judge but it was not accepted by the opposition parties.
Addressing the NA session, the PM said that opposition even asked for investigation from FIA and NAB. Later a commission was announced under Supreme Court CJ but TORs were made controversial. Opposition forwarded their own TORs which were targeted subjectively and solely on me.
A newspaper report is too insufficient due to ask for resignation of a head of the state, he said adding, “I request this respectable House to devise a plan and introduce a new legislation to curb corruptions of past and present.”
He said, “I entered in politics as a businessman, not as a politician entering into business. I have nothing to hide from this institution about my past or present businesses.”
I request to make a parliamentary committee after consultation with Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah to formulate joint TORs, he added.
“TORs made after consultation with opposition should be accepted and this matter should be ended now,” he added.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has requested the National Assembly to join him in formulating a charter, like the one (Charter of Democracy) he had signed with former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, to investigate the Panama Papers revelations.
“We are not afraid of anything and present ourselves for accountability,” he said adding, “They have paid Rs 10 billion taxes during last 23 years.”
Meanwhile, Opposition leader Khursheed Shah said said that PM has not answered the 7 questions but his speech has opened way for 70 more questions.
We had asked only for Panama Leaks and London Flats but he has expanded the matter to his Dubai & Saudi Arabian assets, he added.
Opposition leaders walked out of the House as they were not satisfied with answers of the PM in the House.
Imran Khan while talking to media outside the National Assembly said we are not interested in never ending stories of Sharif Family. We only want you to show all of your assets.
Aitzaz Ahsan said that PM Nawaz has not given answer about loans taken by Sharif Family during 1993.
Talking to media, PML-N leader Khawaja Asif said that Imran Khan has more experience than anyone else about offshore companies.
Khawaja Saad Rafique said that opposition parties were totally irresponsible in their demands.