PM will answer opposition on Panama Papers: Rashid

Opposition had last week prepared seven questions for the prime minister to answer on the floor of the assembly


APP May 16, 2016
Pervaiz Rashid. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid Sunday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will respond to  questions raised by the opposition in the National Assembly session today (Monday). He criticised those who were raising a hue and cry over offshore companies themselves owned such firms.

Talking to the media in Lahore, he said that people should wait for Nawaz’s speech in which he will respond to questions of the opposition and other parliamentarians. He added that three quarters of the opposition wanted to hear the PM’s speech.

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The opposition had last week prepared seven questions for the prime minister to answer on the floor of the assembly.

To a question on the terms of references for a commission to probe the Panama leaks, Rashid said the government will welcome any call for dialogue from the opposition.

Responding to another query, the information minister said the PM’s entire life was an open book and he regularly submitted his income tax returns.

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He added that those accusing Nawaz of having offshore companies had been exposed as they owned such companies themselves.

Rashid said that all the national institutions, including the armed forces, were on the same page.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2016.

COMMENTS (5)

COMMON PAKISTANI | 5 years ago | Reply Will he give answer or make a fool of himself? He thinks we are fool? The nation knows well how corrupt you politicians are, you do not have any credibility left to trust you. You are shamelessly defending corruption which in itself is a big crime. This nation has suffered enough. Have some shame and have some mercy. I fear this nation has lost any hope in the so called democracy which you use to save your family fiefdom. There is no democracy in this country, its the rule of few families, we want a fair system and competent people, and only a technocrat government can serve the purpose. The country is on the verge of bankruptcy, we need to save the country from the corrupt politicians. Wake up Pakistan!
COMMON PAKISTANI | 5 years ago | Reply will he give answer or make a fool of himself? He thinks we are fool? The nation knows well how corrupt you politicians are, you do not have any credibility left to trust you. You are shamelessly defending corruption which in it self is a big crime. This nation has suffered enough. Have some shame and have some mercy. I fear this nation has lost any hope in the so called democracy which you use to save your family fiefdom. There is no democracy in this country, its the rule of few families, we want a fair system and competent people, and only a technocrat government can serve the purpose. The country is on the verge of bankruptcy, we need to save the country from the corrupt politicians. wake up Pakistan!
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