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Pakistan ready to probe 'Pama Papers', says minister

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, April 11: The Pakistan government was ready to investigate ‘Pama Papers’ through the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan can me any official to probe the matter, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday.

‘Pama Papers’ are an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from an offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca, based in Pama.

Nisar Ali Khan made the statement at a press conference in Islamabad and offered Imran Khan to me any FIA official to head the investigation, Geo News reported.

“We should move forward from politics of objection, threats and rallies and should rather focus on the resolution of the issue,” Nisar Ali Khan said.

Imran Khan on Sunday demanded that Prime Minister waz Sharif should tender his resigtion after “losing moral authority” to keep the post amid Pama Papers’ revelations.

In an “address to the tion” from his Bani Gala residence, Imran Khan said the government should form an inquiry commission led by the chief justice of Pakistan.

“The commission should also include white-collar crime experts and an audit firm that follows the trail of money to determine where it leads,” he said.

Imran Khan gave the government time till April 24 to take an appropriate action over the issue, after which he added he will announce a future course of action.

Leaked confidential documents, spanning over nearly 40 years that spell out the extensive use of tax havens by politicians, world leaders and celebrities to launder money and evade taxes through one of the most secretive companies the Pamaian law firm Mossack Fonseca, have taken the world by storm. (IANS)

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