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PTI to raise issue of Panama Papers in NA

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf decided on Tuesday to raise in the National Assembly the issue of Panama Papers revelations and an adjournment motion would be submitted in the assembly on Wednesday.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi told newsmen after a meeting presided over by the PTI chairman that Imran Khan would present the party’s stance in the house.

He said the leaked documents appeared to be genuine because journalists all over the country had declared them as correct. “The nation wants accountability of a certain class in Pakistan. We support it even if it starts from our party,” he added.

He said the PTI had decided to set up a committee of experts to look into legal aspects of offshore companies and how they deal with the money. The committee would submit its report to the party which would work out its strategy on the basis of its recommendations.

Mr Shah said India had also set up a judicial commission to investigate the matter and a similar commission was needed to be formed in Pakistan.

He said that protests were being held in several countries over Panama Papers and people had been demanding resignation of their leaders.

Published in Dawn, April 6th, 2016 

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