Nawaz Sharif ouster: India rewards Panama Papers accused as rest of the world punishes them

Last year, journalists from The Indian Express, after going through millions of documents relating to the Panama Papers leak, released a list of Indians whose names had stood out.

These included well-known personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, DLF owner KP Singh and Vinod Adani.

The Panama Papers were leaked in 2015 by an anonymous source, claiming he was tired of the unjust income inequality that exists in the world. The leaks had millions of documents detailing the involvement of high profile political and wealthy figures from all over the world, with the firm Mossack Fonseca based in Panama.

The firm allegedly provides services to establish off-shore companies in tax haven countries, at a high cost to people who want to evade taxes and hide large earnings.

The Indian Express also disclosed the involvement of the family members of Pakistan’s third-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. This leak

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