Offshore companies ISLAMABAD: The top investigators of the country have revealed that no institution other than National Accountability Bureau (NAB) can probe the issue of offshore companies as only the bureau can seek information from other countries under mutual legal assistance but there are serious legal hitches in the NAB law to proceed against the […]

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ISLAMABAD: In an unambiguous rebuttal to what the ICIJ reflected in its report regarding his daughter and political heir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Maryam Nawaz neither is nor ever was the beneficial owner of the offshore companies — Nescoll, Nielson and Coomber Group. Although, none of the children of the prime minister, […]

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Pakistan cannot progress without strong institutions, says Imran Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down as an inquiry commission appointed by the Supreme Court investigates allegations of corruption linked to the Panama Papers leaks. PTI workers and supporters had gathered at the Parade Ground in Islamabad for […]

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ISLAMABAD: Renowned lawyer S M Zafar on Wednesday warned that if the Supreme Court failed to detect corruption in the Panama Leaks, it would lead to a bigger calamity than what has just been averted. “If Supreme Court fails to do so as some apprehend, keeping the past record of commissions (judicial or otherwise), it will […]

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Pakistan is going through a period of political turmoil both domestically and in its relations with neighbor and nuclear-armed rival India. Opposition leader Imran Khan has been leading an anti-corruption campaign against the government. He has now called off earlier plans for the lockdown of the capital Islamabad in the wake of a court ruling […]

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ISLAMABAD: It is beyond the scope of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe Panama Papers leaks which involved members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, Prosecutor General Waqas Qadeer Dar told a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The bench had taken up multiple petitions seeking the prime minister’s disqualification for allegedly […]

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) In a jolt to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Supreme Court Tuesday ordered a probe into the Panama Papers scandal involving corruption allegations against the family of the beleaguered premier. The Supreme Court heard several identical petitions by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and others […]

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The court on Tuesday adjourned until Thursday the hearing of five constitutional petitions on the Panama Papers revelations about corruption, which allegedly involves Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family. The petitions seek disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, and Imran’s PTI especially is hell bent on his ouster as prime minister. “The commission will report to the Supreme […]

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The day before a major protest was planned against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said a commission would investigate corruption allegations against the premier, whose children’s offshore financial holdings were listed in the leaked documents known as the Panama Papers. The decision came seven months after the leaked documents from a Panamanian […]

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