Ayaz constitutes parliamentary committee on Panama papers

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ISLAMABAD, May 24 (APP): Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Tuesday constituted a 12-member Parliamentary Committee on Panama Papers.

The Speaker has constituted the Committee in pursuance of the motion adopted by the National Assembly on 19.5.2016 and Senate on 20.5.2016.

The 12-member committee is comprised of six members of treasury benches and six of opposition benches from both Houses, said a press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat.

The committee is mandated with considering various options for inquiring into important issues raised in the controversy over the “Panama Papers” and other reports in the media related to Off-shore companies, transfer of funds and write off bank loans.

It will also formulate the Terms of Reference (ToRs) of such
forum and determine the timeline for submission of the report.

The Speaker is authorized to replace any member of the
committee on the request of the leader of the parliamentary party concerned.

The notification has specified a period of two weeks for the
committee to submit its report to the Parliament.

The members of the committee are Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Senator Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Senator Ilyas Ahmad Bilour, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, MNA, Khawaja Saad Rafique, MNA, Akram Khan Durrani, MNA,
Anusha Rehman Khan Advocate, MNA, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, MNA, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, MNA and Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema, MNA.

First meeting of the committee will be held on May 25
(Wednesday).