Opposition’s Panama inquiry bill shot down in NA

ISLAMABAD: After sailing through the Senate last December, the Panama Papers Inquiries Bill 2016 was ‘rejected’ by the National Assembly with a majority vote on Tuesday. The treasury benches opposed the bill moved by the Pakistan Peoples Party-Parliamentarians (PPPP) during the proceedings.

The PPPP failed to persuade the treasury benches to support the bill even though it had backing from another main opposition party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

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.

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