Opposition decides to end the Parliament boycott
The opposition leaders discussed the terms of reference for Panama Leaks probe and the new questions of the opposition in the sitting with Ayaz Sadiq. The Speaker urged the opposition politicians to end the boycott and return to the parliament.
The opposition parties decided to end the boycott of the parliament and attend the session.
Earlier, the opposition prepared a questionnaire comprises of 70 questions in a meeting to ask the government. The MQM, however, was absent from the joint sitting of the opposition parties.
Leader of Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah has said that the opposition will now only talk on the questions in the NA session.
PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the prime minister failed to give answers of the questions, which led the opposition to prepare 70 questions.
PM orders formation of parliament body: Dar
Federal Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar, who is a key member of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s kitchen cabinet, has said that the prime minister has directed for formation of a parliament committee to discuss the ToRs. He said the terms of reference suggested by the government for Panama Leaks probe are not final and the government is ready to hold talks on these conditions.
Dar said that the speaker will form the parliament committee over the Panama Papers, which will be comprised of the members of the National Assembly and the Senate. He said the members of the committee will be decided with mutual consultation of the government and the opposition.
He was of the opinion that the ToRs issue has created split in the opposition ranks adding that those who staged sit-ins in the past will become isolated soon.