LAHORE:(APS)April 24, 2016-Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has strongly brushed aside the objections raised by the opposition parties on the Terms of Reference of Commission on Panama disclosures.
Addressing a news conference in Lahore along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister Barrister Zafarullah, the Information Minister said the letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan has been written as per the demand of the opposition parties. The TORs have also been framed keeping in view the public demand as the whole nation wants across the board accountability of all corrupt practices.
Pervaiz Rashid said only the upright people will accept and dishonest and corrupt will reject the commission. Those who plundered the country are now running away from the commission. Had the companions of Imran Khan not been involved in corruption, they would not have raised objections on the commission.
The Information Minister said the space of our opponents for the 2018 general elections is shrinking due to the massive development agenda being pursued and implemented by the PML (N). It is the vision of Imran Khan to resort politics of allegations and lies to create space for his party while our vision is that of progress and development.
He regretted that obstacles were first created in the way of development on the pretext of electoral rigging and now on Panama Papers.
Responding to a question, the Information Minister said the government is in contact with the political parties on the matter of Panama leaks and their genuine demands regarding fair and transparent probe will be accommodated.