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Petroleum minister urges opposition to avoid framing prime minister through ToR

Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the opposition should not frame a “person-specific” Terms of Reference (ToR) for probe into the Panama Papers.

The ToRs should include accountability of all those whose names were mentioned in the Panama Papers, he said while talking to a private news channel.

The petroleum minister said Nawaz Sharif had voluntarily presented himself for accountability.

He said the government had sincerely tried to resolve the matter of ToRs through parliament but consensus could not be evolved as the opposition was doing politics on the issue just for political point scoring.

“The prime minister has submitted the details of his assets with the Election Commission of Pakistan many times,” Abbasi maintained.

‘Imran Khan’s agenda is to destabilise Pakistan’

Prime minister’s adviser Amir Muqam on Sunday alleged that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was working on a planned agenda to destabilise Pakistan.

This he said while addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club.

“PTI’s agenda is to destabilise the democratic process, against development, economic prosperity of the country,” he said.

Muqam made it clear that “PML-N will foil every attempt aimed at sabotaging public mandate and creating political instability in the country.”

“PTI had miserably failed in its earlier prolonged ‘sit-ins’ in Islamabad and Raiwind, which were merely aimed to create instability and hinder the process of development and acceleration of economic growth,” Muqam said, adding that “PML-N agenda is to pull out the country from prevailing crisis situations”.

The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the entire country rejected the call of sit-in by Imran Khan, he said.

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