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PTI announces to raise Panama Leaks case in Parliament

ISLAMABAD, April 05 (DNA): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that the Panama Leaks has shaken the entire world and has become a subject of debate everywhere around the globe but the Pakistani government has been unable to come up with a substantial response to the matter.Qureshi was addressing the media after the meeting of the core committee of the party that was called after the Panama Papers matter surfaced. He stated that the Panama Leaks shook the conscience of the whole world as it has become a subject of debate everywhere in the world.

Qureshi added that the disclosures made as a result of the Panama Leaks are verified as they are composed on 40-years of data. He said that numerous personalities related to Pakistan have been named in the Leaks, indicating that the country is drenched in corruption with every individual, including children, owing a debt of above a hundred thousand rupees.

Qureshi stated that accountability needs to be done against those who earn indiscriminately and all those who are named as a result of such an investigation need to be brought forward before the people. He said that Pakistan has been divided into two sections; one of them is getting poorer from a state of being poor already and the other is getting richer from being rich beforehand. He said that PTI always highlights the issues of the suppressed section.

Qureshi said that it has been decided in the core committee’s meeting that PTI will not remain silent upon the Panama Leaks issue and that the matter will be brought under discussion in the Parliament on April 7 after an adjournment motion will be filed tomorrow (April 6) by PTI’s parliamentary committee.

He went on to say that “if action can be taken in India after the (Panama Leaks) revelations, then why not in Pakistan?” He said that the government remained silent on the issue of the apprehension of a spy belonging to the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). He stated that the Panama Leaks is not an ordinary issue and inquired that “don’t this case deserve a suo motu?”

Referring to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan, Qureshi said that Ahsan also stated that this particular matter is quite serious. He added that the political parties should be referred in regards to the anti-corruption agenda and that if any member of PTI is found corrupt, then he or she should also be investigated.

He said that the people of Iceland took to the streets and are demanding their PM to resign.

PTI leader Naeem-ul-Haq stated that it is not their party’s duty to file a case in London against the government as they have presented their case before the people. He said that Imran Khan will express his thoughts on the matter in the National Assembly on Thursday. DNA

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