ISLAMABAD - In continuation of its efforts to win opposition against the government on the issue of Panama leaks, a delegation of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) led by party leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday met Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chief Aftab Sherpao and agreed on a commission headed by Chief Justice over Panama leaks issue.

Talking to media after meeting QWP Chief Aftab Ahmad Sherpao here, Qureshi said that sit-in is not being organised on April 24, adding sit-in in front of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s residence in Raiwind is the last option. He said that any commission except Chief Justice of Pakistan is not acceptable to the PTI. The PTI leader said that the party does not want to derail democracy. On the occasion, Aftab Sherpao said that an independent commission led by Chief Justice of Pakistan should be formed, adding that the corrupt politicians must be exposed.

The meetings are part of the PTI’s campaign to bring the maximum opposition parties at one point of pressurising the government to form a commission headed by the chief justice. Days before, Qureshi also called on Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid central leader and former deputy prime minister Ch Parvez Elahi at his residence in Lahore.

During the meeting, both the sides agreed that the Leaks should be probed by a fully-powered commission and in this regard services of an internationally renowned forensic audit firm should also be hired. The stance of PML-Q, QWP and PTI are almost the same when it comes to investigations into the leaks.

Meanwhile, Qureshi has also contacted President Supreme Court Bar Barrister Ali Zafar so that he could help PTI on formation of a commission to be led by the chief justice. According to the sources, Qureshi made a telephonic contact with Zafar and requested him to play his role in resolving the issue of investigation into the Panama leaks to the satisfaction of the opposition parties.