LAHORE: The judicial commission to be set up for Panama leaks inquiry should take no more than 25 days to complete investigation and the process should begin with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The demand was made by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Emir Senator Sirajul Haq who was addressing a press conference at Mansoora.
He said as Pakistan had agreements for exchange of information with the countries of the world, so the details of plundered wealth deposited by the rulers and others abroad should be obtained quickly.
The NAB and all other investigating agencies should extend full support to the proposed judicial commission, he said and added that the JI had been demanding the prime minister should step down to ensure an impartial enquiry into Panamagate and resume his office if declared clean. However, he said, this demand had not been accepted.
He said that all those who had got huge bank loans written off and whose names had appeared in the Panama leaks should also be brought to book.
“I am in touch with opposition leader Khurshid Shah, PTI’s Shah Mahmud Qureshi, Pervaiz Elahi of the PML-Q and others with the aim that the opposition should submit joint ToR and there was no grouping among them.”
He said the JI would also request the Supreme Court that proposed judicial commission should present its report to the apex court and not the government.
Haq said some quarters were of the view that Supreme Court did not have the authority for such investigation. However, he said the NAB, FIA, MI, ISI and other agencies could collect required information from other countries. He said all the national institutions and agencies would be under that judicial commission.
“The JI decision to move the apex court had proven to be right because the danger of any extreme situation had been averted. The JI believed that issues should be decided by courts and not on roads,” he said.
Sirajul Haq said the JI welcomed Imran Khan’s decision of withdrawing protest call because it averted bloodshed.