Commission to investigate Panama Paper leaks expected within 48 hours: Nisar

Interior minister says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the first person who took notice of the controversial leaks


APP April 21, 2016
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: PID

NEW YORK: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has said the judicial commission to investigate Panama Paper leaks might be set up within the next 48 hours.

While speaking at the residence of Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi in New York on Thursday, the security czar said there was delay in the formation of the commission due to "inflammatory statements" [from the opposition].

Nisar said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the first person who took notice of the controversial leaks and ordered a transparent investigation. However, demands from different parties varied, which further delayed the investigation.

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Responding to a question about the country's security situation, Nisar said conditions had improved but there were anti-state elements trying to sabotage peace.

He also termed the arrest of Indian Spy Kulbhushan Yadav as a serious matter, saying UN’s Security Council had already been informed about it.

Meanwhile, according to Express News, the government will write a letter to the Supreme Court to initiate investigation on Panama Papers within the next 24 hours.

COMMENTS (5)

ilyas hussain | 5 years ago | Reply Mr nawaz sharif was the first to take notice of the panama leaks said Mr nisar Yeh ok whatever.
Ahmed Ali khan | 5 years ago | Reply Mr. Prime minister as a Pakistani I ask you to tell the nation how the money went overseas and how you got that money when it does not match with your tax returns. We don't need the commission to answer that. We want you to answer that. Do not think Pakistanis are fools. Just give us the truth but you cannot tell the truth coz you are compulsive liar.
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