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Panama Papers: ICIJ not to make further revelations about Pakistanis, others

ICIJ Online Editor Hamesh Boland-Rudder was speaking exclusively to ARY News.

He said the data released by ICIJ contain thorough information and said the journalists body don’t plan to make further revelations.

He said there were more than one millions of offshore companies including power of attorney documents besides other files.

Read: Over 400 Pakistanis named in second stash of Panama Papers

The ICIJ on Monday night released another cache from Panama Papers, revealing a list of names of popular personalities across the globe having over 200,000 secret offshore accounts.

The newly released list has brought forth over 400 names of more Pakistanis, including politicians and a big media house owner, Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, daughter and son of the prime minister, Maryam Safdar and Hasan Nawaz respectively, and government officers.

The searchable database built on just a portion of the documents leaked from the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals more than 360,000 names of individuals and companies behind the anonymous shell firms, the ICIJ said.

Until now access to the total cache of 11.5 million documents, originally provided by a mysterious “John Doe”, was restricted to the ICIJ and a select group of international media.

ICIJ said Monday it is publishing some of the information catalogued in a database “in the public interest,” as a global movement against tax evasion and the secrecy accorded the beneficial owners of anonymous shell companies gains force.



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