Musadik for legislation to strengthen investigation procedure


ISLAMABAD, Sep 20 (APP): Underlining the need for strengthening investigation process, Spokesman to the Prime Minister Musadik Malik Tuesday said the government had already initiated measures for the purpose.

Talking to a private news channel, he mentioned that the government had presented a comprehensive law to the National Assembly that would ensure investigation of the Panama Papers like issues.

He said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had also tabled a law in the Senate on the same issue and both the laws would be discussed in the Parliament for a way out.

Musadik Malik said legislation was must to widen the scope of investigation and political parties including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf should participate in discussion on these bills.

To a question on formulation of Terms of Reference (ToR) on Panama Papers, he said ToR had to be finalized with consensus between the government and the opposition.

He said the government was sincere to resolve the matter however the opposition had been insisting adoption of their one person specific ToR.

Commenting on PTI’s protest march to Raiwind, he said holding protest was right of every one but it should be ensured that others’ privacy was not compromised.

He said PML-N leadership had also directed its workers not to confront with PTI protestors during their Raiwind march and remain peaceful.

He said PTI chief Imran Khan instead of criticizing others, should first resolve internal differences of the party and governance in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).

Musadik said Imran Khan had started using derogatory language against his opponents and the culture being promoted by him in national politics was deplorable.