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CJP will determine the numerical strength of commission: Barrister Zafarullah


LAHORE:(APS)April 24, 2016- Addressing a news conference in Lahore on Sunday along with Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Barrister Zafarullah, he said the letter has been written to Chief Justice to constitute the Commission as per opposition’s demand.

He said the TORs have also been framed keeping in view the public demand. The whole nation wants across the board accountability of all corrupt elements.In his remarks, Barrister Zafarullah said the Chief Justice will determine the numerical strength of the inquiry commission. He said the commission will have the authority to get assistance from any specialized expert or institution including in the realm of tax and audit.

He said according to the international law, the country’s investigation agencies can seek information from foreign countries.

To a question, the Minister said China Pakistan Economic Corridor is the greatest investment package, which will bring a revolution in the national economy.

He said various development projects are being completed speedily. On completion these projects will open new vistas of development in the entire region including Pakistan.

To another question, he said PTI leadership had put hurdles in the way of development projects by holds sit ins. Now they are using Panama Paper to do it again.

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has strongly rejected the objections raised of opposition parties to the Terms to Reference of Commission on Panama disclosures.

Pervaiz Rashid said  upright people will accept and dishonest and corrupt elements will reject the commission. Those who plundered the country are now running away from the commission.

To a question, the Minister said the space of opponents for the 2018 general elections is shrinking due to the massive development agenda being implemented by the government.

He regretted that obstacles were created in the way of development first on the pretext of electoral rigging and now on Panama Papers.

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