The government finalised the name of Osmany as head of the commission. Furthermore, the terms of reference of the commission shall also be finalised with the consent of the opposition parties.
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah stated that, Justice retd. Osmany should not head the commission irrespective of the fact that he is a respected figure. He added that if a commission is formed under the Chief Justice (CJ) then a joint committee of the Parliament also needs to be made.
Shah said that Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani can also be considered as another figure to lead the commission. He further added that all parties are pursuing a common goal in regards to the Panama Leaks’ investigation that it be based on facts.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that his party dismisses the commission, adding that consent was not sought prior to the formulation of the commission. Qureshi said that the government announced the commission out of confusion and anxiety. He further stated that this is not a matter of ego as everyone wants transparent investigation of the matter.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the government should clarify its strategy in regards to the investigation. He said that Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leadership also demands a logical conclusion of the investigation, adding that PTI and PPP should work together and formulate joint strategy to cater the issue.
PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that his party did not oppose PTI’s demand that the commission should be led by the Chief Justice, adding that PPP demands a forensic audit as well for better investigation. He inquired as to why is the government working on ideas which were not demanded by the opposition parties.
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