Opposition constitutes questionnaire for PM over Panama leaks


ISLAMABAD: Opposition has formulated a questionnaire consisting of five questions over Panama leaks that it has demanded the Prime Minister (PM) to answer in the Parliament.


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.

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 Rasheed 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.