After a five-year battle with the Canada Revenue Agency, the parliamentary budget office is finally being promised the data needed to evaluate the amount of revenue Ottawa loses each year due to offshore tax havens and other tax avoidance schemes. The budget office has been demanding the data since December 2017 and has even threatened court action to get […]

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by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels 13 February 2018 The European Parliament is to establish a new special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion, and tax avoidance. An agreement on the committee’s establishment was reached by the presidents of parliament’s political groups on February 8. The decision must now be validated by a plenary vote of […]

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ISLAMABAD – Joint Investigation Team for Panama Papers probe head Wajid Zia on Monday recorded his statement before the Accountability Court Islamabad in assets beyond means reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar and also presented the original copies of Volume 1 and 9. Investigation Officer Nadir Abbas in the case was also to depose […]

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It took me some time to decide whether I should bother to make comments about Desmond Zammit Marmarà’s article ‘A party with no future’ (February 1), but then after revisiting the comments that appeared online, I felt compelled to expand on some of them. Readers referred to the article as “a short-sighted view of history”, […]

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This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Affairs site. The Panama Papers leak of eleven million documents in April 2016 revealed that former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, the brother-in-law of Chinese President Xi Jinping, longtime friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin, drug kingpins, and even a soccer megastar had something in common: […]

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After a five-year battle with the Canada Revenue Agency, the parliamentary budget office is finally being promised the data needed to evaluate the amount of revenue Ottawa loses each year due to offshore tax havens and other tax avoidance schemes. The budget office has been demanding the data since December 2017 and has even threatened court action to get […]

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Accountability Court-I is located inside the Federal Judicial Complex, pictured here on February 2 ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Wajid Zia who headed the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT), appeared before the accountability court on Monday where corruption proceedings are underway against former finance minister Ishaq Dar.  Zia is a key prosecution witness […]

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This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Affairs site. The Panama Papers leak of eleven million documents in April 2016 revealed that former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, the brother-in-law of Chinese President Xi Jinping, longtime friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin, drug kingpins, and even a soccer megastar had something in common: […]

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Accountability Court-I is located inside the Federal Judicial Complex, pictured here on February 2 ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Wajid Zia who headed the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT), appeared before the accountability court on Monday where corruption proceedings are underway against former finance minister Ishaq Dar.  Zia is a key prosecution witness […]

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12 February, 2018 Dr Farooq Sattar dissolved Rabita Committee Trial of Zainab murder case to begin today Dr Farooq Sattar dissolved Rabita Committee Judiciary would ensure free and fair general elections in the country: CJP NA-154 by-elections today in Lodhran CJP ordered removal of security barricades from Nawaz Sharif residence NAB summoned Nawaz Sharif in […]

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Laws regulate people’s conduct. What matters is that the law rules and that all citizens – with no exception – are treated equally. A statement made by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Parliament earlier this month is worrying. He insisted that laws governing the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit – the government’s anti-money laundering agency – […]

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s tax machinery has so far not issued notices to the Pakistanis whose investment in offshore companies was revealed in the Paradise Papers of November 2017. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released a report last November in which it was claimed that 135 Pakistanis, including former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, owned […]

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