Fifteen months have elapsed, but the Anti-Corruption Commission has yet to complete their inquiry into the 11 names that cropped up in the Panama Papers in connection with offshore entities with roots in Bangladesh.
ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud yesterday said they were working to collect information about the individuals concerned but do not have enough to proceed.
The issue of Panama Papers once again came to the fore after the Pakistani Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office over undeclared assets, leading to his resignation.
The court also ordered a criminal probe into the Sharif family over allegations stemming from the Panama Papers’ leaks regarding international offshore companies.
On April 7, 2016, ACC formed a committee to find whether there were mentions of any Bangladeshi citizen with offshore accounts in the leaked Panama Papers.
The three-member committee led by ACC Deputy Director SM Akhtar Hamid Bhuiyan was tasked with gathering detailed