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The joint investigation team (JIT) investigating the Panama Papers case has prepared its second progress report that will be presented before the Supreme Court (SC) today. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan will hear the Panama Papers case today. JIT head Wajid Zia will present the second 15-day progress report, after which […]

We, Pakistanis, are masters of hitting the target but missing the point. Blowing up an isolated case that is symptomatic of a larger failure and making it a matter of life and death are part of our definition of progress. But while isolating and magnifying one case can offer you a deceptive closure, it seldom […]

19:46, June 4, 2017 The anti-corruption prosecutor in charge of investigating members of Spain’s ruling party resigned Thursday after media claimed that he holds a 25 percent stake in an offshore company in Panama. Manuel Moix’s resignation came days after infoLibre revealed that, when his father died in 2011, Moix and his three brothers inherited ownership of Duchesse Financial […]

By Joe Kirwin The European Commission will be forced to draw up a new blacklist of countries that facilitate money laundering after the European Parliament overwhelmingly rejected the latest effort that failed to consider countries that enable tax evasion. EU lawmakers voted 392-80, with 207 abstentions, to reject the list that includes 11 countries, including […]

ISLAMABAD – The six-member Joint Investigation Team formulated by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the backdrop of Panama papers case has received the record of Hudaibya Paper Mills from Secu­rities and Exchange Com­mission of Pakistan (SECP). According to a report by Dawn News, Abid Hussain, SECP’s executive director and head of the department of corporate supervision […]

German journalist Bastian Obermayer was at his parents’ home one evening late in 2014, when his laptop pinged with a message alert. “Hello. This is John Doe,” an anonymous source had written. “Interested in data? I’m happy to share”. He had two conditions the Süddeutsche Zeitung reporter first had to agree to: They could only communicate over […]

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is investigating several European politicians and high-ranking civil servants for tax evasion, using information leaked in the Panama Papers scandal. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports. The 17 leading European political and administrative personalities, whose identities have not been revealed, are the tip of a much larger iceberg. Some 40,000 European […]

MONTREAL – A website owned by a U.K.-based company is fighting the Quebec government in court for prohibiting it from collecting public information on firms in the province and then making it available to help thwart fraud and other crime. OpenCorporates.com claims to have public information on 125 million companies in 120 jurisdictions. It is […]

German journalist Bastian Obermayer was at his parents’ home one evening late in 2014, when his laptop pinged with a message alert. “Hello. This is John Doe,” an anonymous source had written. “Interested in data? I’m happy to share”. He had two conditions the Süddeutsche Zeitung reporter first had to agree to: They could only communicate over […]

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League Senator Nehal Hashmi requested Senate chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday not to accept his resignation in what appears a policy shift for the lawmaker. According to Geo News, Nehal who is currently embroiled in a tough situation after his diatribe against top judiciary and members of Joint Investigation Team called […]

VALLETTA: Prime Minister Joseph Muscat called the snap election to quell ongoing corruption allegations linked to his family and associates. He had vowed to resign if any evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered. As his Labour supporters took to the streets to celebrate, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said: “It is clear that the people have […]

ISLAMABAD – Qatari prince has refused to appear before the joint investigation team (JIT) as the team on Monday continued its investigations into the Panama Papers case. The investigators probing the corruption and money laundering charges against the Sharif family were also finalising its fortnightly report to present it before the Supreme Court tomorrow (Wednesday). […]

MONTREAL — A website owned by a U.K.-based company is fighting the Quebec government in court for prohibiting it from collecting public information on firms in the province and then making it available to help thwart fraud and other crime. OpenCorporates.com claims to have public information on 125 million companies in 120 jurisdictions. It is […]

ISLAMABAD – The six-member Joint Investigation Team formulated by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the backdrop of Panama papers case has received the record of Hudaibya Paper Mills from Secu­rities and Exchange Com­mission of Pakistan (SECP). According to a report by Dawn News, Abid Hussain, SECP’s executive director and head of the department of corporate supervision […]

VALLETTA, Malta — Maltese voters went to the polls a year early Saturday in a snap election called by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after allegations his wife owned a company linked to the Panama Papers scandal sparked an official investigation. Surveys showed Labour’s Muscat was likely to win a second, five-year term. But polls indicated […]