The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists or ICIJ has released 11.9 million leaked documents to expose the “financial secrecy” of world leaders, including 700 Pakistanis.
More than 600 reporters from around the world, belonging to 150 media organizations spanning 117 countries, participated in the research for two years for the Pandora Papers, which contain 11.9 million files.
From Pakistan, investigative journalists Umar Cheema and Fakhar Durrani of The News International were part of the investigation.
According to ICIJ, the Pandora Papers project includes financial details of important personalities from 117 countries.
The Pandora Papers also include financial details of several Pakistani personalities.
When he became PM, Imran Khan promised a new era in Pakistan free of corruption. But the #PandoraPapers reveal that key members of Khan's inner circle have secretly owned an array of companies and trusts holding millions of dollars of hidden wealth. https://t.co/Y03fiRITk4— ICIJ (@ICIJorg) October 3, 2021
- Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin
- Federal minister Moonis Elahi
- Senator Faisal Vawda
- Son of PMLN’s Ishaq Dar
- Sharjeel Inam Memon of PPP
- Family of Minister Industries Khusro Bakhtiar
- Son of former SAMP Waqar Masood
- Shoaib Shaikh of Axact
International leaders named are in the Pandora Papers include:
- Shah Abdullah of Jordan
- Tony Blair, former prime minister of the UK
- Qatar’s ruler
- Leaders of Ukraine, Kenya, and the Czech Republic
NEW: #PandoraPapers reveals the inner workings of a shadow economy that benefits the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of everyone else.— ICIJ (@ICIJorg) October 3, 2021
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