Panama papers: Pakistan and Malta

A Pakistani living in Malta is jubilant that his country’s top court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office after a damning corruption probe, and he draws parallels between the situations in the two countries.

Syed Wasif Ali Riez, a financial controller with a local company, is in the unique position of having witnessed the fallout from the Panama Papers in both Pakistan and Malta.

Speaking to The Sunday Times of Malta a day after news of Mr Sharif’s dismissal, he said that he could not be happier with the outcome of the probe that finally brought about much-needed change in his country.

“Like most people in Pakistan, I am very happy with the outcome. Sharif has been in politics for many years, and there have always been allegations of corruption, however nobody could really find out much,” he said.

This all changed last year after the Panama Papers scandal, he went on,

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