Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Monday, he said if the Prime Minister picked up courage even now and announced the Judicial Commission, the whole thing would be on track.
The JI Secretary General said that the Prime Minister and his team did not attach any importance to the Panama leaks issue but now they were upset and did not know how to satisfy the masses. He pointed out that the Prime Minister had addressed the nation twice on the issue and had also addressed the Parliament. He said that the ToRs for the Judicial Commission had also been finalized by the joint parliamentary committee of the government and the opposition. However, he said, the result was zero because the government was not sincere.
On the occasion, Liaqat Baloch announced the programme of the Jurist Conference being organized by the JI on October 26, to especially discuss the Panama leaks, Jurist Commission, and related issues. The Conference would be chaired by the Ameer, JI, Senator Sirajul Haq. The speakers will include eminent jurists including S.M. Zafar, Dr Khalid Ranjha, Abid Hasan Manto, Rashid Ahmed Razvi, justice (rtd) Hafiz Abdur Rahman Ansari, President Supreme Court Bar Association Ali Zafar, President Lahore High Court Bar Association, and others.
Liaqat Baloch said that the JI counsel would argue before the Supreme Court bench in the light of the discussion at the Jurist Conference. He said that the opposition was fully agreed on the elimination of corruption. He urged the political parties not to adopt such an attitude as would damage the democratic system and the independence of the judiciary.