German newspaper ‘Suddeutsche Zeitung’ took its Twitter on 23 January, 2017 (Monday), to share some documents belonging the role of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Safdar in the Panama Papers scandal.
Suddeutsche Zeitung also published some papers reportedly demostrating involvement of Maryam Safdar with Minerva Financial Services.
German daily attached documents naming”Minerva Financial Services Limited Personal Information”, that consists of the personal data of PM Nawaz Sharif’s daughter.
The newspaper also published a Maryam Safdar’s old passport copy along with the tweet, while Suddeutsche Zeitung is first tabliod receiving the 11.5 million top secret data from Panamagate, which comprised the names of Pakistani figures with offshore holdings.
Maryam washighlighted as the successor of Nescoll Limited, an offshore company listed in British Virgin Islands, although Pakistani PM’s son Hussain Nawaz Sharif was registered as the signatory.
— SZ Investigativ (@SZ_Investigativ) January 23, 2017
The Newspaper confirmed by sharing documents that Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s children such as Hasan, Hussain and daughter Maryam have ownership of about off-shore holding companies listed in the British Virgin Islands.
Although, leaked evidences demonstrated that a non-profit group in the United States, these firms were engaged in the buying and about 13.8 million dollar mortgage in United Kingdom properties. However, one of the holding firms also purchased shares in another, Liberia-based, group for 11.2 million dollar in August 2007.
Having off-shore firms doesn’t make illegal sense in Pakistan but everyone want to know from where sorce funds came, even opposition political parties have also been claiming that Sharif’s family owned properties using its nation money carrying out large scale corruption now and during his ruling in 1990 as prime minister.
On the other side, nowadays roar of corruption accusations linking the Sharif family, are being heard on news channels as well in Pakistan Supreme Court.