All Pakistanis named in Panama Papers face probe

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to investigate all Pakistanis named in the Panama Papers through a judicial commission headed by a retired judge, rebuffing the opposition’s demand for a probe into the scandal through a serving judge.

On Thursday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after a marathon huddle with senior leaders of the ruling party finalised the government’s strategy with three major components: legal, political and administrative measures, to deal with the mounting pressure.

The government has been under tremendous pressure since the Panama Papers revealed the names of around 220 Pakistanis, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s immediate family members, keeping offshore accounts in international tax havens.

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