ISLAMABAD: Special Secretary National Assembly Secretariat, Qamar Sohail Lodhi is to lodge complaint before Chairman Pakistan Electronic Regularity and Media Authority (PEMRA) regarding the disinformation aired on different news channels about a direction falsely attributed to the Speaker of Lower House that the issue of Panama Leaks should not be taken up during proceedings of any Standing Committee.
Qamar Sohail on Thursday said that Speaker NA has not made any such direction to any Standing Committee to restrain them from considering any agenda or issue. He said that the channels which have spread the said disinformation would be proceeded against under the law including initiation of proceedings for committing contempt of the Assembly, its Committees and the Speaker who has wrongly and maliciously been maligned through the said disinformation.
The Special Secretary NA also been pointed out that one of the Standing Committees of the National Assembly, namely, Public Accounts Committee, comprising members of PML-N and other Parliamentary Parties, on Thursday in the Parliament House considered the agenda relating to Panama Papers with the directions to all the concerned including State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Foreign Affairs and Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) for doing the needful during its next meeting.
Qamar Sohail said that even the Standing Committee on Finance, Economic Affairs, Revenue, Statistics and Privatization also discussed the issue of the Panama Papers with the determination to again take it up during its next meeting. All this nullified the veracity of the contents of said news constituting disinformation spread by the said channels, he added.