Prime Minister Imran Khan has “no offshore company”: Shahbaz Gill

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  • The Prime Minister “does not engage in such activities and does not spare anyone who does,” said Shahbaz Gill.
  • The political communication aid says that two houses – one belonging to the PM – have the same address “2 Zaman Park” but have two separate entrances.
  • The prime minister does not personally know the man who owns the other house, and has never met him or his father, Gill adds.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant for political communication, Shahbaz Gill, said on Sunday that the prime minister “does not have an offshore company”.

Addressing a rally in Faisalabad, Gill said the prime minister “does not engage in such activities and spares no one who does”.

“That being said, if I or someone else have an offshore company, then we are the ones who will have to answer for it,” he added.

Gill stated that the address of the Prime Minister’s residence is “2 Zaman Park”. He said he was asked if the Prime Minister had registered a property abroad under someone else’s name, so he wanted to clarify that there are two properties, about a half apart. -kilometer, with two separate entrances, but with the “same address”.

He said whoever owns the offshore companies will have to answer for their own business. The prime minister does not know the man personally, has never met him or his father, the prime minister’s assistant said.

“So this is in response to anyone who tries to spread disinformation.”

Gill’s remarks come as a presentation regarding offshore companies under the name “Pandora Papers” is due for release today.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has “two other offshore companies”

PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal, speaking to the media today in Narowal, said the Pandora leaks have “opened a new Pandora’s box” with regard to “Imran Niazi”.

“This leader who presented himself as sadiq (honest) and to bring (trustworthy), has two other offshore companies, ”Iqbal said.

The mainstay of the PML-N said that even before the data was released, government spokesmen “had started to defend it.”

Iqbal said the prime minister was “misleading” people by claiming inflation in the country was a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Inflation persists due to the government’s poor economic policies,” he said.

Iqbal demanded that the government make public the details of the Toshakhana regarding gifts received from foreign dignitaries.

“This corrupt, incompetent and outrageous government has no right to stay in power,” he said. “There is something going on not only fishy, ​​but super fishy,” he added.

The PML-N leader, referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan, said he had put on a “cloak of honesty” and “duped the people, while eroding the respect and pride of Pakistan”.

The Pandora Papers will be released tonight

The Pandora Papers, slated for release tonight at 9:30 p.m. PST, will unveil financial secrets held by prominent figures around the world.

This would be a development from what was previously revealed in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers.

The Washington DC-based nonprofit editorial and journalist network, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), has received more than 11.9 million documents containing 2.94 terabytes of confidential information from media providers. services that have helped create and manage offshore companies and trusts in tax havens around the world.

The ICIJ shared data with 150 media organizations and led the largest collaboration in the history of journalism. It took almost two years for the ICIJ to organize the investigation which involved more than 600 journalists in 117 countries, making it the largest journalistic partnership ever.

By way of comparison, for the Panama Papers, nearly 400 journalists from 80 countries took part in the survey.

The news was Pakistan’s only ICIJ partner on both occasions. Besides, The news also in partnership with the ICIJ in the flight from the Bahamas and the Paradise Papers.

The Pandora Papers leak will reveal the financial secrets of more executives and public officials than the Panama Papers and provide more than twice as much information about the ownership of offshore companies, reports suggest.

The Panama Papers were based on data from a Panama-based law firm called Mossack Fonseca which revealed the offshore holdings of 140 politicians, offshore sports stars and the public. These documents were obtained by the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, which contained documents dating back 40 years.

The Pandora Papers investigation is larger, and the revelations about politicians and public officials are also far more important than what previously attracted public attention.

From Pakistan, more than 400 people have surfaced in the Panama Papers. The number of Pakistanis in the Pandora Papers is expected to be much larger.


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