PM task force initiates proceedings in Pandora papers

PM task force initiates proceedings in Pandora papers

ISLAMABAD: A task force constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan has initiated proceedings against individuals whose names were reported in the Pandora papers.

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, said a press release received here on Wednesday.

PMIC has commenced its proceedings and has at the outset sought assistance from the lCIJ. Pakistani Journalists who were associated with 1CIJ 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 or 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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