Prime Minister Imran Khan has set up a special cell to probe Pakistanis named in the Pandora Papers exposé, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said Monday.
A huge tranche of leaked data on offshore companies — larger in size and scope than the Panama Papers — hit the global headlines Sunday night, laying bare the financial secrets of the global rich and powerful. The investigation has revealed that the prime minister’s cabinet members, financiers, retired generals, media owners, and businessmen own offshore companies.
“The prime minister has set up a high-level cell under the Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission to investigate the Pandora leaks, which will present the facts before the nation,” the information minister said. Read full detail about Pandora Papers on wikipedia.org
The move came shortly after the prime minister chaired a meeting to discuss the leaks and the overall country’s political situation, Geo reported.
An initial report related to the matter was presented to the premier after which the participants of the meeting briefed him on the actions that are being considered against the Pakistanis named in the Pandora Papers leak, according to the channel
The names of more than 700 Pakistanis have been discovered in the data and the majority of them are tax residents in the country.