Offshore assets issue: PM’s Commission tasked to examine matter, propose action

Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Consequent upon disclosures made by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ICIJ regarding certain Pakistani individuals, their offshore companies, trusts and assets, the Prime Minister of Pakistan tasked Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission PMIC to examine the matter and propose further action.

PMIC has commenced its proceedings and has at the outset sought assistance from the ICIJ. Pakistani Journalists who were associated with ICIJ investigations have also been requested to share information and data which is in their knowledge and possession, necessary cooperation is however still awaited.

Assistance from relevant government agencies has also been requested. PMIC will complete its task and formulate recommendations after a comprehensive review and analysis of relevant record/information.

It will be ensured that the exercise is concluded fairly and objectively. Individuals concerned will be afforded opportunity to clarify their position. PMIC believes in accountability, transparency, good governance and is committed to upholding these principles. Any input, information and assistance from other organizations and whistleblowers in this regard will be appreciated.

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