Panama Leaks -Judicial Commission Reality and Perception پانامہ لیکس … جوڈیشل کمیشن …حقیقت اور تصور
Since we have received the news that Panama Leaks has caused a revolution in the History of investigative journalism. A lot of journalists are disputing the authenticity of these documents but this is only in Pakistan. In Iceland the Prime minister has resigned already and a lot of countries have started their own investigation and further actions. A lot of journalists politicians , anchor persons and politicians are suggesting an independent judicial commission in Pakistan on the panama leaks. There is no harm to start a judicial investigation or judicial commission but before we start this process we should not forget the fate of the all previous judicial commissions formatted in the history of Pakistan. Mostly judicial commissions reports in Pakistan are not published and subsequently these reports were not issued to public and these were hidden from the nation since the completion of all these reports. We should not forget that the costs are seriously high in the complex inquires and investigation then it will be another waste of time and money.
The commission need to complete the report almost from 5 to 6 different countries and it will be very difficult / complex without the help of the official authorities from all these countries. There are more than 200 Pakistani citizens named in the papers . The most recent Judicial commissions in Pakistan have not delivered their results 100% and if they have ever delivered the results then situation must be different .According to the media reports almost more than 200 people have offshore companies from Pakistan. People must remember that setting up a off shore company is not illegal itself. The most important issue for the nation is the source of finance and source of income of these companies if these have been formatted from the legitimate source then there are no issues but if this money belongs to the nation then it is a very serious matter and must need to look at the very highest level. After giving the going into historical perspective I must mention that there is a solution for this issue. The federal government must issue new ordinance or legislation. This legislation must have a strong element of disclosure from all these individuals / businesses who have offshore companies and they must be made bound to disclose the source of income and source of funds and if they can prove then its okay and if the individuals and the businesses could not prove the source of income and source of funds then they must refund this money to the Exchequer.The poor nation cannot afford an expensive and highly complicated judicial commission which will only cost them money and burden on the Exchequer. it’s worth mentioning that Government ministers are saying that common people should appear in front of suggested judicial commission and provide the evidence.
At this stage, it is worth mentioning that the government ministers should not forget that the burden of proof is on the individuals and companies who have set up these offshore companies that what is their source of funds? at the time of set up and start …..(when these companies were set up and how they provided the funds and from where) The address of the Honourable Prime Minster of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on PTV has also made this matter very complex complex and .بقول عمران خان صاحب وفاقی حکومت
کے ما تحت ایف آئی اے.ایف بی آر اور نیب آزادنہ اور شفاف تحقیقات کس طرح کرسکتے ہیں.
Panama leaks has already changed the international prospective of the Politics. Now the solution Of the debate .. Supreme Court of Pakistan should take Sou Moto action and Order an independent Investigation through FBR and FIA and NAB …and federal government be ordered to provide full assistance to the investigation and Ideally the Prime Minister should go on short leave until this process is completed as this is for the sake of fairness of the due legal process otherwise it will be a futile exercise. All Previous Judicial commissions in the history of Pakistan had not produced ideal result as per the nation expectations.
Let’s hope the rule of law and National interest will prevail and personal interests second …. This news was published about NAB http://www.dawn.com/news/1240041.
I hope one day the nation will know the realities of all these events and news /leaks. اسی وسوسےمیں بیت گئی عمر یوں نہ ہوتا تو یوں ہوتا عدم .
PAKISTAN Judicial system must work hard for the rule of law and justice, otherwise the pattern will remain same and nation will suffer .