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FBR initiates investigations against Pakistanis named in Paradise Leaks

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has on Saturday initiated investigations against Pakistanis named in Paradise Papers after making a list of all the 19 people.

According to sources, details of the 19 people named in Paradise Leaks have been demanded from Regional Tax Officers (RTO) while letters have also been written to State Bank of Pakistan, NADRA, SECP and other related departments to seek cooperation.

The details regarding financial transactions and bank accounts of all the 19 people have been requested by FBR. The investigations will be held under tax evasion and money-laundering laws.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister (PM) Shaukat Aziz has also been named in the Paradise Papers as second installment made public by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Shaukat Aziz s company was being run from Barmuda, reported Dunya News.

Shaukat Aziz established the company named Antarctic Trust and his siblings, as well as wife, became the beneficiaries of the company and this company was never disclosed before Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

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