On the request of the Government, the Parliamentary Committee on Panama Papers etc. decided to adjourn today’s meeting due to the open-heart surgery of the Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan in the United Kingdom today which is still in progress. The Committee expressed their good wishes for the successful surgery and speedy recovery of the Honourable Prime Minister.


The Opposition registered its protest on the statement of one of the members of the Government Team’s criticism in harsh language of an Opposition leader as this has the tendency of vitiating the atmosphere in the Committee.


The Government side responded that nothing has been said by the said member regarding proceedings of the Committee. He had merely responded to the extremely virulent criticism of the Government leadership by the said Opposition leader to which he had strongly protested. The Government side proposed that the members of the Committee should advise their party leaders to avoid commenting on the issues before the Committee as this would also vitiate the atmosphere in the Committee.


Senators Mr. Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo and     Mr. Muhammad Ali Saif; and Members of the National Assembly Mr. Zahid Hamid, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Mr. Akram Khan Durrani, Ms. Anusha Rehman Khan Advocate, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah and Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema attended the meeting as members of the Committee. The meeting was held on Tuesday, the 31st May, 2016 in the Parliament House, Islamabad.

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Saturday 4thJune, 2016 at 04:00 p.m. in Committee Room No. 5, Parliament House, Islamabad.