German daily highlights Sharif family’s Panama connection

Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on Monday tweeted documents to “help” Pakistanis form their own opinion on the role of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter in Panamagate.

“For those in Pakistan who doubt the role of the Prime Minister’s daughter Mariam Safdar in Panama Papers — some of the documents. Judge yourself,” Süddeutsche Zeitung tweeted, along with attachments purporting to show Maryam Safdar’s involvement with Minerva Financial Services.

The tweet is accompanied by a document titled “Minerva Financial Services Limited Personal Information”, which contains the personal details of Maryam Safdar.

The “source of wealth” section on the form says “Family’s wealth and businesses which spreads [sic] over 60 years”.

A copy of Sharif’s daughter’s old passport also accompanied the tweet.

Süddeutsche Zeitung was the first news outlet to receive the 11.5 million secret files from Panamagate, which included the names of Pakistanis with offshore holdings.

During Panamagate hearings at the Supreme Court, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been trying to establish that Maryam Nawaz was indeed the beneficial owner of Minerva.

Minerva is the holding company for Nescoll Limited and Nielson Enterprises Limited, two off-shore enterprises at the middle of the scandal engulfing the Prime Minister’s family.