ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Bill gets a smooth sailing from the Senate Committee after being passed by the National Assembly.
The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice has endorsed the controversial Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016.
If passed by the upper house, the bill would bring powers of fact-finding bodies at a par with civil and criminal courts.
The inquiry commissions will also have the authority to constitute international teams and seek international cooperation from foreign countries or agencies to acquire both information and documents.
The bill has already been passed by the National Assembly despite the opposition’s protest against the backdrop of the controversy over the Panamagate scandal on November 29, 2016 when it walked out from the house thrice.