Commission can summon from peon to President: Barrister Zafarullah


LAHORE, Apr 24 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Human Rights Barrister Zafarullah Khan Sunday said that the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the commission of Panama Papers were comprehensive and the commission could summon a peon to the President for investigations or witness.
Underlining legal aspects of the ToR at `Meet the Press’ programme alongside Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid at the Lahore Press Club, he said the commission, set up under 1956 law, would look into different issues including the illegalities of offshore companies, commissions, kickbacks and cases of written off loans.
Barrister Zafarullah said the commission was set up to investigate Pakistani citizens, people of Pakistan origin abroad and legal entities, partnerships and offshore companies, besides public office-holders who were involved in cases of commission, kickbacks and written off loans.