Nisar says govt keen on transparent probe of Panama Leaks


NEW YORK, April 21 (APP): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
has said that progress has been made towards setting up a commission to undertake the task as the government wants a transparent investigation into Panama Papers Leaks.
Speaking to US-based Pakistani journalists at the residence of
Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, the minister expressed the hope that an announcement about the formation of the commission might be made in next 48 hours.
Chaudhry Nisar, who was closely questioned about Panama Leaks, acknowledged the delay in establishing the commission, saying the
atmosphere had become so charged by some inflammatory statements that two of the retired judges of the Supreme Court declined the offer to head the investigative body. Moreover, he said, demands from parties and individuals had varied from a judicial commission to an inquiry by Parliament.