Published On: Wed, Apr 27th, 2016

ICIJ Excuses Over Publishing PM Nawaz Sharif Name In Panama Papers


The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, who had revealed the Panama Papers based on information of offshore companies, finally has removed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s name calling their action just a typing mistake.


Previous stories by ICIJ named ‘Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption’ and ‘Panama Papers The Power Players’, an active global network had announced detail of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offshore companies.


However, ICIJ had declared that it was happened by mistaken as published name of Nawaz Sharif in their previous reports those have uncovered offshore companies which owned by the king of Saudi Arabia, children of Azerbaijan’s president, Pakistani PM and his own children, and Iceland prime minister.

While the sudden deny of ICIJ has made shock everyone as The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists had explained offshore of Pakistani PM in details, though they have released a clarification by saying that because of some editing error the name of Nawaz Sharif was typed in previous version of offshore companies but he has no offshore at all or doesn’t control the offshore companies.

When it comes to past stories of ICIJ were published on April 21, 2016, mentioned children of Pakistani PM as Hasan and Hussain both have been controlling offshore companies.

How it happens? Actually Daniyal Aziz who is MNA, belonging to PML-N, wrote a complaint to the ICIJ saying they had done some contradictions and mistakes in their reports regarding Nawaz Sharif so in the result ICIJ considered it seriously and updated its clarifications on official website on April 21, 2016.