Opposition’s TORs aimed at complicating Panama Papers issue: Siddiqui


KARACHI: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui Sunday said the opposition’s Terms of Reference (TORs) were not aimed at addressing the Panama Papers issue but to complicate the matter.

Talking to the media here, the Adviser said even serious opposition personalities did not agree with those TORs as they considered the same a person-specific.

The people were interested in, what he said, ‘Tamasha’ (theatre), which was aimed at hampering the path of progress and development and creating instability in the country.

The Adviser said that the government and the allied parties were seriously contacting the opposition to resolve the matter at the earliest so that the judicial commission could start its work.

He recalled that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had announced the formation of a commission on August 12, 2014 to probe alleged rigging in the elections, but the attitude of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) delayed the process for nine months and then the judicial commission presented its report in four months.

Irfan Siddiqui said the people and various segments of the society termed the opposition’s TORs “Terms of Revenge”.

Earlier, the Adviser met with prominent writers, poets and academics as well as literary personalities in the Sindh metropolis.-APP

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