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Panama: Nawaz Sharif suggests forming joint committee

Panama: Nawaz Sharif suggests forming joint committee

| | 16 May 2016, 09:31 pm
Islamabad, May 16 (IBNS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday addressed the National Assembly where he suggested to form a joint committee to draft the terms of reference (ToRs) for establishing the judicial commission to probe allegations connected with the Panama Papers leak.

“A report was published in media in April, called Panama papers, which named a number of Pakistanis involved in forming offshore companies. My two sons were also named in it, who are living abroad and are doing legal business,” Nawaz was quoted as saying in the Assembly by Dawn News.
“Some of my fellow party members advised me not to explain my position, since I am not directly named,” he said.

“None shall have any doubt that the ToRs suggested by the opposition only want accountability for me. This is inexplicable that a man whose name is nowhere in Panama Papers should explain himself," he said.

“My ministers and I do not fear accountability, we have faced selective justice in the past as well,” he maintained.

In one of the worst scandals involving huge number of  rich and famous  across the globe a  massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents has exposed the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and celebrities including Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and actor Jackie Chan, reports said.

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