August 2017

A team of researchers has combined disclosures from the Panama Papers with administrative tax data and population records in Scandinavia and finds that “tax evasion rises sharply with wealth.” The rich do this primarily by parking wealth in Switzerland and other tax havens. I don’t think this comes as a surprise to anyone, but the […]

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By AFPMore by this Author Mossack Fonseca, the law firm linked to the Panama Papers scandal, has had to close most of its international offices due to a slump in business, company officials said Wednesday. “We had about 45 offices abroad. Now there are about six left,”  Jürgen Mossack, one of its founders told a […]

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on June 15, 2017. He resigned as Prime Minister on June 28. (AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images) Last Friday, under a narrow and never-before-utilized clause of the Pakistani constitution, one focused on moral probity, Pakistan’s Supreme Court deemed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ineligible to be “an honest member of parliament,” and thereby […]

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We are beginning to see the legal enforcement fallout from the now infamous Panama Papers. Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) concerted efforts to find undeclared offshore money and assets is moving into full gear. In addition to pursuing typical civil audits, the CRA is now executing search warrants and launching criminal investigations for tax evasion. The […]

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MINGORA: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) head Senator Sirajul Haq said on Monday his party would resist any move to amend the Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.  Speaking at a public meeting in Kalam in Swat, he said the appointees to key government positions must have the characteristics defined under the Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. […]

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Pakistan is one of worst affected corrupt nations just like its neighbor India where corruption at top level is promoted and   protected by the government and president as their prime duty.  People are disconnected from the government and deleted from the sphere of activities of their elected representatives to the assemblies and parliament where the […]

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