September 2017

MEP Francis Zammit Dimech Ownership of and investment in football clubs should be transparent, to ensure good governance in sports, MEP Francis Zammit Dimech told the Pana Committee. He insisted that the details must be known on the ultimate beneficial owners and the level of investment and donations, especially when these exceeded significant amounts. Dr […]

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-I-Insaf leader Naeemul Haq on Thursday accused the Intelligence Bureau of spying on the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as the panel set up by the Supreme Court  interrogated Hussain Nawaz, son of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers revelations. Talking to media, he said an ambulance was sent with surveillance […]

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Photo Credit: YouTube.com / ZEMBLA – Onderzoeksjournalistiek President Trump’s Manhattan properties and business partners, including former Soviet Union-connected oligarchs, were involved in a larger international money-laundering scheme involving upward of $1 billion, according to Dutch filmmakers whose third installment in an investigative series aired on public TV in Holland Wednesday. “We wanted to know in […]

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NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has received replies from actor Amitabh Bachchan and his family members to notices issued to them in connection with its probe in the Panama Papers case and they could be summoned soon, officials said. Officials in the anti-money laundering agency said they had issued notices to the Bachchan family some […]

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The Enforcement Directorate has received replies from actor Amitabh Bachchan and his family members to notices issued to them in connection with its probe in the Panama Papers case and they could be summoned soon, officials said. Officials in the anti-money laundering agency said they had issued notices to the Bachchan family some time back […]

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Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar (pictured above) was indicted by an anti-corruption court in Islamabad in the Panama Papers case on Wednesday, Dawn reported. The court charged Dar for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income. The minister, however, called the charges baseless and pleaded not guilty. Dar is believed to have sworn that […]

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s finance minister Ishaq Dar was indicted by an anti-corruption court hearing the Panama Papers case for possessing assets beyond known sources of income. Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Reuters The minister pleaded not guilty to all charges, terming them baseless. Anti-corruption watchdog National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 8 September 8 filed a case against Dar for possessing assets […]

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Most western governments and international regulators are increasingly focusing on the need to control money laundering practices like tax evasion, financing of terrorism, financial gains from organised crime as well as corruption by people who hold some sort of political or economic power. The political will to prevent money laundering has become a hallmark of […]

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Transparency and full disclosure with regard to ownership of football clubs across Europe and with regard to ‘investments’ made in same clubs is of crucial importance. MEP Francis Zammit Dimech made these remarks during a public hearing organised by the Committee of inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (PANA) entitled “Tax-planning, do […]

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Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence Party gestures Oct. 29, 2016, after the first results of the election in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Frank Augstein/AP) On Sept. 15 — in a shockingly quick implosion — Iceland’s government collapsed, again. This is the third male-led center-right government in a row to lose the confidence of the Icelandic population before […]

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Islamabad: A defiant Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday criticised the judiciary for disqualifying him as prime minister, claiming that the prosecution has failed to prove any charges against him or his family in the Panama Papers graft scandal. File image of Nawaz Sharif. AP 67-year-old Sharif’s comments came as an anti-corruption court decided to indict him […]

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ISLAMABAD –  Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan Tuesday sought resignation from the Director General (DG) Intelligence Bureau (IB), the country’s premier civilian agency, for allegedly visiting ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London. Without describing the sources of his information and their authenticity, Imran Khan questioned how Aftab Sultan, head of an intelligence agency, […]

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