ISLAMABAD - The Senate was informed on Wednesday that the present government had repaid foreign debt of $10,730.2 million including repayment of $4,415 million to IMF during June 2013 to January 2016.

Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar in a written reply to a question said that total foreign and domestic debt stock was Rs. 18,694.2 billion by end of January, 2016.

He said this includes foreign debt Rs5,573.6 billion ($53,122.0 million) and domestic debt 13,120.6 billion. He said the govt was running fiscal deficit, therefore, instead of repaying domestic debt, it has refinanced domestic debt from the domestic market.

He said that debt servicing (principal repayment and interest payment) of foreign loans was being managed on due dates against appropriate budget provisions as per amortisation schedules.

Meanwhile, the opposition in the Senate yesterday showed its ill-confidence on an in-camera briefing by the defence minister given on the arrest of self-confessed agent of India's RAW Kulbhushan Jadav saying the briefing contained nothing new.

Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif gave an in-camera briefing to the Senate on an adjournment motion regarding the arrest of a high profile spy of RAW, in the last month, operating across the country especially in Balochistan.

A number of opposition members pointed out that there was nothing new in the briefing as media had disseminated much more information than that, said an opposition lawmaker while wishing anonymity who attended the in-camera briefing.

Another opposition legislator said that the lawmakers posed some tough questions to the defence minister to which he failed to answer. A senator raised a question as to why the news of arrest of Indian spy was made public during Iranian president's visit to Pakistan in the last month. Whether the news of his arrest could not be delayed for some more days, he questioned.

Yadav was arrested from the Musakhel area of Balochistan on March 3 and the information was laid before the media, in the form of a video interview, by ISPR at the end of March.

The defence minister in his briefing said that the issue of RAW's involvement in the sabotage activities in Pakistan especially its intentions to damage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Project would be raised at all international forums. He said RAW was involved to destabilise Pakistan. The minister said that whatever information he had been conveyed, he had placed it before the floor of the house. Later, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq called for formation of a National Action Plan (NAP) to root out corruption in the country on the pattern of NAP on Counter-terrorism.

"As National Action Plan on Counter-terrorism is in place, we should also form a NAP on corruption," said Senator Sairajul Haq while taking part in the debate on Panama leaks in connection with offshore wealth of Pakistanis including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family.

Siraj warned that former military dictators including Ziaul Haq and Pervez Musharraf used the slogan to end the menace of corruption in their maiden speeches delivered soon after the military takeover. "It might not happen that some other one would get this opportunity again and masses support him," he pointed towards another possible military takeover and added: "COAS (Chief of Army Staff) has also said that he was ready to end corruption." He said that from now corruption and Pakistan could not go side by side. He demanded for the formation of a judicial commission saying that PM had no moral authority to form the commission himself, as he was an accused. He said all political parties should hold themselves accountable. Siraj said all Pakistanis should bring back their wealth from the foreign countries.

Ilyas Bilour demanded that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) should be given full authority to investigate Panama leaks. He viewed that every Pakistani should do business in Pakistan.

PPP Senator Osman Saifullah, whose family's name has also surfaced in the Panama leaks for having around 34 offshore companies, clarified he was not owner of these offshore companies. "Since 2012, I am a senator and I have been doing business for 21 years," he said and added he used to file tax returns every year. Brushing aside criticism for being the member of the tax reforms commission he said, "I did not nominate myself in the commission." He urged the government to put in place a procedure of investigations so that all questions should come before it and he would get the opportunity to reply all these and clear his name. "But we should not give judgements before conclusion." He viewed that the commission should be formed with the consensus of all political parties.

PTI Senator Azam Swati invited three top institutions of the country including FIA, NAB and FBR to examine the details of assets of all MPs submitted before Election Commissionand 'start this with his name'.