Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif exonerated in Panama Papers case: Report

In the latest developments in Panama Papers case, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on Wednesday said that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's name was added in the leaks by mistake.

Updated: Apr 28, 2016, 00:18 AM IST
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif exonerated in Panama Papers case: Report

Islamabad: In the latest developments in Panama Papers case, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on Wednesday vindicated Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, stating his name was added in the leaks by mistake.

As per a Dunya News report, ICIJ has removed the Prime Minister’s name from the Panama Papers and has further clarified that PM Nawaz does not operate any offshore companies and that his name in the Panama Papers was added as the result of an editing mistake on the basis of which it appeared on the website.

Offering himself and his family for accountability, Sharif had earlier said that he will step down if the probe commission finds him guilty of corruption. He further said he will approach the Chief Justice of Pakistan regarding the formation of a commission to investigate the allegations.

“I hereby announce to write to the Chief Justice, asking him to lead the judicial commission, which will investigate revelations made in the Panama Papers,” he had said.

A set of statements released by the country’s Election Commission on Thursday revealed that Sharif’s assets grew by Rs 1 billion in just one year. The value of the assets owned by Sharif and his spouse comes to around Rs 2 billion.

(With Agency inputs)