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Pakistan PM Sharif Rejects Graft Report as “Slander”

By Saad Sayeed and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, July 13 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday for the first time explicitly dismissed a report from a corruption investigation that raised questions about the source of his family’s wealth, rejecting it as slander. Sharif, 67, serving his third term as prime minister, faces opposition calls

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Pakistan PM Faces Pressure After Damning Corruption Probe Report

By Syed Raza Hassan and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, July 11 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was fighting for his political future on Tuesday after judicial investigators ruled his family had accumulated unusual wealth, with his allies denouncing the findings and vowing he would clear his name. A Joint Investigation Team (JIT), set up by

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Pakistan PM’s Family Rejects Findings in Corruption Probe

By Syed Raza Hassan and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, July 11 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family and allies have rejected a damaging report by a judicial body investigating the Pakistani premier’s assets, dismissing as “trash” allegations that the Sharif family has accumulated wealth far above its earnings. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), set up by

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Pakistani Investigation Committee Report Recommends Filing Reference Against PM

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to probe the money trail of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family’s offshore properties, submitted its fourth and final report to the Supreme Court today and it recommended the apex court to file reference against the prime minister and his two sons under NAB Ordinance, ARY News reported. According to ARY News

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Pakistan PM Hits Out at ‘Slandering’ of His Family Over Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lashed out at what he called the “slandering” of his family in connection with an investigation of their wealth, and said unidentified people with agendas against him posed a danger to the country. Sharif was speaking after

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Pakistan’s PM Appears Before Panel Investigating Family Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a panel investigating his family’s wealth on Thursday, the first time a Pakistani prime minister has been grilled by an investigative agency. The scrutiny of Sharif has gripped Pakistan, but the investigation – ordered by the Supreme Court –

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Panama Needs New Anti-Corruption Laws To Combat Tax Dodgers

By Hugh Bronstein Nov 21 – Panama can remain a competitive financial center while cracking down on tax evaders and other criminals who have used the country to launder money, according to the panel formed by the government after the “Panama Papers” scandal broke in April. The five-member “Committee of Independent Experts”, including a former

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Pakistan Opposition Leader Khan Admits Using Off-Shore Company

ISLAMABAD, May 14- Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan, who tried to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a row over offshore wealth, has acknowledged using an off-shore company to avoid paying British tax on a London property sale. Analysts say the admission is likely to ease the pressure on Sharif’s government from a Panama Papers

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Pakistan PM to Address Parliament After Opposition Boycott Over Panama Leaks

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, May 10 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before parliament to answer questions on the Panama Papers leak that linked his family to offshore wealth, an official said on Tuesday, after lawmakers walked out of the assembly. Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama last month

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Panama Papers Source Breaks Silence, Denies Being a Spy: German Newspaper

BERLIN, May 6 – Sueddeutsche Zeitung said on Friday that the source of millions of documents leaked to the German newspaper from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca had sent them a manifesto, saying his motivation was the “scale of injustices” the papers revealed. The source had never before publicly stated why he leaked the documents,

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