Leaked papers name several ‘firms linked to Bangladesh’

The names of several companies linked to Bangladesh have surfaced in the Paradise Papers, a global investigation into the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.

The names include Bangladesh Biman Inc, which was registered in the Pacific island nation of Samoa on June 6, 2013, according to the probe by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The unknown firm, whose name is similar to the national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd, is reportedly connected to Hong Kong.

Asked, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon said he was unaware of the matter.

Another unknown firm, Islamic Solidarity Shipping Company Bangladesh Inc, is also on the list provided by the ICIJ. The company is registered in Panama and linked to Saudi Arabia.

The other firms include Bangladesh Textile Agencies, Essar Bangladesh Holdings Private Ltd, Telecom Development Company Bangladesh Ltd, Esso Exploration and Production Bangladesh, Patenga (Bangladesh) Energy Ltd,

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