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Pak National Assembly rejects opposition's Panama Inquiries Bill 2016

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

Pakistan's National Assembly has rejected the Panama Papers Inquiries Bill 2016 by a majority vote, six months it was passed by the Senate.

Treasury benches opposed the passage of the bill moved by the People's Party-Parliamentarians (PPPP).

The Panama Papers Inquiries Bill 2016 was moved by PPPP lawmaker Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho. The bill is aimed at constituting a commission to inquire the revelations made in the Panama Papers, reports the Express Tribune.

Defending his party's stance, Minister for Zahid Hamid said, "The bill, formulated by the opposition, is discriminatory in nature and is designed against the prime minister."

Hamid said the Supreme Court had already given its decision over the issue.

He said the Commission of Inquiry Bill, 2016, passed by both the houses, will look into the investigation of other persons named in the Panama Papers.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 13:42 IST