Pandora Papers Investigation: 200 Pakistanis reject money laundering allegations

By: News Desk
Published: 06:57 PM, 1 Jan, 2022
Pandora Papers Investigation: 200 Pakistanis reject money laundering allegations
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As many as 200 Pakistanis have submitted their reply to the Prime Minister's Review Commission and rejected the allegations of money laundering, 24News HD TV Channel reported on Saturday.

According to the report, the review commission has completed its investigation into the majority of the 240 names out of the 700 alleged Pakistani citizens in the Pandora Papers.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) named 240 of the 700 alleged names to the Prime Minister's Review Commission

The PM's review commission said most of the 240 names investigated have denied tax evasion and money laundering charges, adding that if more names are sent by ICIJ, they will also be investigated.

The first phase of the Prime Minister's Review Commission's fact-finding inquiry is expected to be completed by the end of January. The commission is also supported by SBP, SECP, NADRA, PTA and FBR.

The review commission has been investigating the names in the Pandora Papers for three months on the orders of the Prime Minister.

The Commission was provided incomplete details by ICIJ so out of 240 names, 30 to 35 names have not been confirmed yet, the sources said.

On the mater, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has said that the Pandora Papers investigation is in its final stage.

Reporter: Awais Kiyani