Parliamentary Committee on Panamapapers express good wishes for PM

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ISLAMABAD, May 31 (APP): Parliamentary Committee on Panamapapers which met here Tuesday expressed their good wishes for the successful surgery and speedy recovery of Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

On the request of the government, the committee decided to adjourn today’s meeting due to the open-heart surgery of the Prime Minister in the United Kingdom.

The next meeting of the committee will be held on Saturday(June 4).

The Opposition registered its protest on the statement of one of the members of the government team’s criticism in harsh language of an Opposition leader as this has the tendency of vitiating the atmosphere in the committee.

The government side responded that nothing had been said by the said member regarding proceedings of the committee.

He had merely responded to the extremely virulent criticism of the government leadership by the said Opposition leader to which he had strongly protested.

The government side proposed that the members of the committee should advise their party leaders to avoid commenting on the issues before the committee as this would also vitiate the atmosphere in the committee.
Senators Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Aitzaz Ahsan, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo and Mr.Muhammad Ali Saif and Members of the National Assembly Zahid Hamid, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Akram Khan Durrrani, Anusha Rehman Khan Advocate, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah and Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema attended the meeting as members of the Committee.

Talking to media after attending meeting, Aitzaz Ahsan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Sahibzada Tariq Ullah alleged the government was applying delaying tactics despite the fact the entire nation was awaiting for the outcome.
They said the Opposition had framed 15 TORs and the government was supposed to respond to them or could add up some more in today’s meeting, but committee could not proceed with its work due to the government’s handling.

They said the committee was running out of time for it had to submit its report within 15 days, but things were moving ahead at snail pace, currently, they added.