Pakistan PM asks top court to investigate Panama leaks about his finances


Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said he would ask the Supreme Court set up an investigation into revelations about his finances made in the leaked Panama Papers, bowing to opposition demands to strengthen the enquiry. Sharif has already set up a commission that he promised will clear him of allegations, based on leaked documents from a Panama law firm, that offshore companies headed by members of his family were avoiding paying taxes or disguising assets. But opposition leaders, including Imran Khan, have said such a body, headed by a retired judge, would not be credible or independent enough. “I…

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