Shah Mehmood demands CJP-led commission for Panama leaks probe


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has demanded establishment of a commission led by Chief Justice (CJ) Anwar Zaheer Jamali to probe Panama leaks pertaining to Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif.


While addressing the participants of National Assembly (NA) session, Qureshi said that a commission that none has reservations on should be formed for Panama leaks probe. The opposition parties do not want to disrespect the Sharif family but seek reforms, he added.

Qureshi demanded that the CJP-led commission be allowed to take expertise of an international firm, proficient in forensic audit.

He called for opting of a democratic, constitutional and morally right way to solve the issue so that the government is able to satisfy the nation. On the occasion, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad referring to Nawaz Sharif, said that if the country has gotten another leader like Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the nation should not waste the opportunity.

Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Shazia Marri said that PM Nawaz’s son and daughter have been mentioned in the leaks, how come none was taking suo-moto action. She demanded the Prime Minister to forward his resignation upon which the government members protested and chanted “No, no”.

Marri further called a halt to press conferences held by government leaders using money derived from people’s pockets.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Asif Husnain, upon his turn, said that how come the people who looted country’s treasury were ruling it. Copious loans were being sought from all over the world to run the country, he added.

He said that the Parliament would decide who shall be included in the commission and not the accused. Husnain called for accountability of all the influential people, irrespective of having seats in the Parliament.