Opposition has formulated a questionnaire consisting of 7 questions over Panama leaks that it has demanded the Prime Minister (PM) to answer in the Parliament, reported Wednesday.
One of the questions demands PM Nawaz Sharif to disclose details of the offshore companies that his family owns. Opposition has demanded him to give out net value of his assets, bank accounts, properties and companies. Questions formulated by opposition are as follows:
Question 1- Explanation over Mayfair flats and when were they bought?
Question 2- Reports in British newspapers should be elaborated if flats are not owned by the PM.
Question 3- PM should be answerable to Nisar’s statement over the flats.
Question 4- International property owned by the PM from 1985 to 2016 should be explained in detail.
Question 5- How much tax did PM and his family pay from 1985 to 2016?
Question 6- PM should explain the details of his family members’ and his name titled in Panama Leaks and how much the offshore companies cost? How much did the family invest in the companies?
Question 7- From where did the PM pay the liabilities of London flats worth $ 32 million?
Earlier today, opposition parties demonstrated walk-out in the National Assembly (NA) citing Prime Minister’s absence to explain his stance on Panama leaks the reason behind. This is the second time opposition parties walked out of the National Assembly over PM Nawaz Sharif’s absence after Panama Papers published the leaks. The parties have announced to continue boycott of NA sessions until Prime Minister appears in the assembly and presents his stance. Responding to the opposition, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid stated on Tuesday that Prime Minister would attend the National Assembly proceedings on Friday. PM Nawaz’s family was named in Panama leaks in April for owning offshore companies.
On the other hand, Leader of the Opposition in Senate Aitzaz Ahsan chaired a meeting of senior members of different opposition parties and discussed forming a committee for talks with the government in the matter.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Barrister Saif, PTI’s secretary general Jahangir Tareen, PTI’s spokesperson Shireen Mazari, Sahibzada Tariqullah, Ilyas Bilour and others took part in the meeting. The Prime Minister is presently touring Tajikistan and will return by Thursday.