Paradise Papers have leaked secret documents showing how the biggest world leaders and tycoons have protected their wealth illegally. Pakistani politicians including PM Shaukat Aziz and former National Insurance Corporation Limited chairperson Ayaz Khan Niazi are part of the big list.
After Panama leaks, this is the biggest leak of power holders in the world. A duo reporters at the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung have released it after sharing it with I.C.I.J., a Washington-based group that won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the millions of records of a Panamanian law firm.
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67 countries journalists including those from India and Pakistan have played a role in releasing these documents. Umar Cheema the leading investigative journalist in Pakistan was also part of Paradise Papers team. Mian Muhammad Mansha, the chairman of Nishat Group, Alauddin J. Feerasta, the chairman of Soneri Bank, and Sadurddin Hashwani, a leading business tycoon in hoteling and oil industry are part of the 135 Pakistani people listed of having Swiss accounts.
The world is talking about Paradise Papers. Let’s see what Twitter has to say about these leaks.
— Satya Choudhary (@iamSatyaCh) November 6, 2017
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 5, 2017
— timesofpakistan (@timesofpak123) November 6, 2017
— Pragya Narang (@PragyaNarang) November 6, 2017
— Danish Ahmed (@Danish7144) November 6, 2017
— Sally Neighbour (@neighbour_s) November 6, 2017
For a country that is yet to acknowledge the Panama leaks, the #paradisepapers will end up being a twitter trend. Khaayenge aur khaane denge
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) November 6, 2017