Panama gate: PM Nawaz Sharif reaction after being called in Supreme Court

Panama gate: PM Nawaz Sharif reaction after being called in Supreme Court
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that government, in the light of points raised by the Supreme Court , constituted a parliamentary committee for finalizing the unanimous TORs .

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Despite the clear majority of government in the Parliament, in terms of numbers, the Opposition was given equal representation in the parliamentary committee, he said, adding, "but despite our all efforts, consensus could not be achieved."

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said the government, in the light of Supreme Court 's letter, presented a bill in the Parliament to change the 1956 Court of Inquiry Act and make the Commission further effective and powerful.

But by carrying on a continued negative attitude and, contrary to the standard constitutional and legal requirements, a parallel bill was presented, he added.

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The Prime Minister said besides addressing the nation twice on this subject, he also presented his detailed view in the National Assembly, adding, but by sabotaging all sincere government efforts, hurdles were created continuously in the way of transparent and impartial inquiry, from the other side.

He said, "The issue of Panama Papers has now been brought before the Election Commission, Lahore High Court and the Supreme Court . I fully believe in upholding the supremacy of Constitution, Rule of Law and complete transparency."

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"The court of people is giving its verdict again and again. It will be better to wait for the court's verdict as well," the Prime Minister maintained.

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