Maryam Nawaz owns a firm in UK, reveal documents
LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, owns Nelson Enterprises in the United Kingdom, shows a document revealed by Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca.
Fonseca gave details to British Financial Investigation Agency upon latter’s request. The agency had sought ownership details of Nelson Enterprises on June 14, 2012.
The document shows that Nelson Enterprises has owner enlisted as Maryam Safdar since 2012.
While Ms Maryam has denied owning any such property in London or elsewhere abroad. She said those claiming she had properties abroad must prove it.
The letter, written by Fonseca, was dated in 2012 and shows address of the owner as follow: Saroor Palace, Rowasi Road in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on April 5 announced the formation of a commission to investigate allegations made in Panama Papers that linked his family to a series of offshore companies.
Three of Sharif’s four children are named in the Panama Papers — daughter Maryam, who has been tipped to be his political successor, and sons Hasan and Hussain — with the records showing they owned London real estate through offshore companies administered by Mossack Fonseca.
The leaked papers, comprising 11.5 million documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, exposes how some of the world’s most powerful people have secreted their money offshore, and also implicated Sharif’s sons Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz.
The Panama Papers have whipped up a storm of controversy over offshore wealth, ensnaring political leaders, sports figures and underworld members across the globe in the scandal.