August 2017

Photo: Joep Poulssen The German authorities are in principle willing to share relevant information about the Panama Papers with the Netherlands, junior finance minister Eric Wiebes has told parliament. According to German media, the German federal crime office BKA paid up to €5m for for the records of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca which […]

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ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau’s investigation team on Tuesday quizzed Wajid Zia, who headed the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed the Panama Papers scandal against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his family and others, about Volume-10 of the report, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources told The Nation that Wajid Zia appeared before […]

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Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today said only the corrupted law enforcement officers start panicking when one talks about corruption in the judiciary. Mr. Ramanayake told a media briefing that lawyers who have not done any wrong should not get alarmed about his recent statement that legal personnel are amongst the worst corrupted people in this […]

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Hong Kong is currently one of the fastest growing international financial centers in the world. Between 2008 and 2013, Hong Kong’s wealth management industry witnessed a growth rate of 146 per cent. There has also been estimation about Hong Kong’s offshore wealth sector growing by approximately 10 percent annually to 2020 – the fastest for […]

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Clarissa Coleman is a partner in the Litigation Department at the global law firm KL Gates LLP. She has acted for several organisations that have been investigated for misconduct, so knows more than most about the importance of ethics in business. Coleman says: “A key factor in the long-term success and stability of an organisation […]

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ISLAMABAD: Former Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team head Wajid Zia appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi on Tuesday to record his statement in relation to the probe of Sharif family’s assets. Zia, a Federal Investigation Agency Additional Director, headed the five-member JIT made on the Supreme Court’s orders to investigate the offshore […]

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Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today said only the corrupted law enforcement officers start panicking when one talks about corruption in the judiciary. Mr. Ramanayake told a media briefing that lawyers who have not done any wrong should not get alarmed about his recent statement that legal personnel are amongst the worst corrupted people in this […]

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In apparent contradiction with his campaign promises, President Trump announced that he is deploying reinforcements in Afghanistan. President Trump’s project to reorient US foreign and military policy from imperialism to cooperation is beginning to bear fruit. Since his speeches in Riyadh and Brussels last May, almost all Muslim states (with the exception of Pakistan, Qatar, […]

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Story transcript An extraordinary ruling from Pakistan’s top court has seen the country’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, disqualified from public office. The Supreme Court panel acted on petitions filed by Sharif’s political opponents alleging that he and his family failed to disclose assets stemming from last year’s Panama Papers leaks. RELATED: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns after top court cites corruption Sharif resigned […]

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Hong Kong is currently one of the fastest growing international financial centers in the world. Between 2008 and 2013, Hong Kong’s wealth management industry witnessed a growth rate of 146 per cent. There has also been estimation about Hong Kong’s offshore wealth sector growing by approximately 10 percent annually to 2020 – the fastest for […]

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ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed, one of the three petitioners in the Panama Papers case, has submitted a petition in the Supreme Court against National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) failure to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mill case.  The petition states that on July 21, during hearing of the Panama Papers case, NAB had informed […]

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How can the law balance the greater push for transparency with tackling offshore tax evasion? Caption: The leak of over 11 million documents happened in 2015 Ask the person next to you how much they’re worth. Now ask them how much they earned last year. Chances are you won’t even ask the question, let alone […]

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