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  • Panama Papers issue raises political risks in Pakistan: World Bank

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank on Sat­ur­day warned that the Panama Papers issue has “enhanced political risks in Pakis­tan” and created “some policy uncertainty”...

    In its report titled ‘Pakistan Development Update’, launched on Saturday, the bank cautioned that the country was “exposed to natural disasters, political events and terrorism” on the domestic front, while the upcoming national elections may affect “reform momentum and...

  • What the Panama Papers disclose about Pakistan’s politicians

    The Panama Papers, a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions has jolted the whole world...

    The leak reveals a lot about politicians and notables in Pakistan...

  • How Pakistan’s Panama Papers probe unfolded

    April 3, 2016Panama Papers leaked; Sharif family under spotlightThe International Consortium of Investigative Journalists made nearly 11...

    April 10, 2016Imran wants CJP to head commissionPTI chief Imran Khan asked the government to form an inquiry commission led by the then serving Chief Justice of Pakistan, Anwar Zaheer Jamali...

  • Papers indicate Afghan issue not sole cause of US-Pakistan discord

    WASHINGTON: Two recent US documents — the 2019 budget proposals and the Pentagon’s 2018 report to Congress on China — indicate that differences between the United States and Pakistan go beyond Afghanistan as Washington feels Islamabad is gradually slipping out of its orbit...

    The Defence Department’s report warns Congress that “China will seek to establish additional military bases in countries with which it has a long-standing...

  • 259 Pakistanis named in fresh Panama Papers leak

    Know more: What the Panama Papers disclose about Pakistan’s politiciansThe database contains ownership information about companies created in 10 offshore jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, the Cook Islands and Singapore...

    Obaid-Chinoy responded to a request for comment from Dawn by saying, “I fully support ICIJ and the laudable efforts being made by it… I would, however, like to clarify that in that my name is not...

  • Banks still investing in govt papers

    KARACHI: Despite falling return on government papers, banks are still eager to invest in Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs) as they offered Rs144 billion on Wednesday, but the government raised even less than the target of Rs50bn...

    However, the trend to invest in three-year papers was visible and most of the amount was raised for this category...

  • PM did not provide anything new to Panama Papers JIT, says Imran

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan said Thursday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had not provided any new vital information during his appearance before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing money laundering allegations against the premier's family...

    Read: There is an impression that the new CJ, COAS 'favour' PML-N, Imran saysThe Sharif family has done this for the past 30 years, the PTI chief alleged...

  • Sherry Rehman files papers for Senate seat

    KARACHI: PPP vice president Sherry Rehman filed on Friday nomination papers for a general seat of the Senate from Sindh that had fallen vacant after resignation of Abdul Latif Ansari who had been elected to the upper house of parliament in March on the party’s ticket...

    June 5 had been announced as the day for filing the papers and only two nominations were filed with Sindh Election Commissioner Tanveer Zaki...

  • PTI seeks printing of ballot papers outside Karachi

    KARACHI: Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday demanded printing of ballot papers for NA-246 by-election in a printing press outside Karachi, claiming that the Printing Corporation of Pakistan facility in Karachi had a majority of employees associated with a political party...

    Addressing a press conference at the party office, senior PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi said his party had serious reservations and concerns over...

  • Quiet tip unleashed Panama Papers

    The effort culminated on Sunday when, in a coordinated release, dozens of news organisations began publishing stories about the Panama Papers...

    Read: What the Panama Papers disclose about Pakistan’s politiciansThe first wave of stories — the disclosures could go on for years — has already led Iceland’s prime minister to tender his resignation over revelations of his offshore holdings...

  • Putin rejects Panama Papers corruption claims

    PANAMA CITY: Russian President Vladimir Putin denied any “element of corruption” on Thursday after a massive leak of confidential papers linked a close friend to a hidden $2 billion offshore empire, and he blamed the United States for orchestrating the scandal...

    5 million offshore financial documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca — the Panama Papers — had failed to find any mention of his name...

  • SC fixes Panama Papers case hearing for Nov 1

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has fixed the hearing of the Panama Papers leaks case for Nov 1 — only a day before the planned lockdown of the capital by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf...

    When asked if he had received any notice from the court office about the fate of his second petition, Advocate Tariq Asad said he was planning to move an application on Saturday with a request to hear the matter either on Monday (Oct 24) or on Nov 1,...

  • LHC to take up today pleas against acceptance of Kulsoom’s papers

    LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court will on Wednesday (today) take up petitions challenging the decisions of the returning officer and an election tribunal regarding the acceptance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for the by-election in NA-120 constituency...

    Last week, a petition filed by Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Faisal Mir was fixed for hearing before a full bench headed...

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