ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday said the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the judicial commission on Panama Papers presented by the opposition were person-specific.

According to the opposition’s ToRs, he said those who had formed offshore companies and opened accounts to invest their legal money, could be investigated. But those who had got written off their loans illegally and were also involved in establishing offshore companies could not be asked about their wrongdoings, he added.

Talking to a private channel, the minister said though the ToRs presented by the opposition had lacunae but “we are sincere to sort out the issues through talks.”

The minister said according to the ToRs announced by the government, the commission headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan and comprising Supreme Court judges could adopt many ways to probe Panama Papers and one of such tools was affidavit. No one could dare to refuse to assist the SC judges, he added.

Replying to a question, he said the commission would be fully independent to carry out investigations and the government could not dictate it.

He said the commission could raise questions about any matter and all, including the government, would be bound to answer the same. He, however, said it would be injustice that the government would be questioned while those who had devoured public money through written-off debts, would be spared.