German publication releases more documents confirming Maryam Nawaz’s involvement in Panama Papers


A German newspaper has reaffirmed its earlier revelation regarding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz’s involvement in Panama Papers scandal.

The publication has uploaded more documents linking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, to the offshore company, which owns Park Lane flats in London.

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,” the Germany daily Süddeutsche Zeitung tweeted on Monday.

The newspaper posted some documents which, it said, prove that Maryam Nawaz is the beneficial owner of offshore companies named in Panama Papers.

Süddeutsche Zeitung was the first recipient of documents from Panama Papers’ whistleblower before the scandal came to fore.

The recent release by SZ Investigation, the investigative arm of the German newspaper, comprises email correspondence between Mossack Fonseca, whose internal documents comprise the Panama Papers, with the Financial Investigation Agency (FIA) of British Virgin Islands and Minerva Trust and Corporate Services, as well as some other internal communications of the law firm.

Minerva is the holding company for Nescol and Nielson Enterprises, two offshore firms at the centre of the scandal engulfing the prime minister’s family.

Some of the email correspondence is already a part of a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the Supreme Court over the involvement of the Sharif family in alleged corruption.

“As there are still discussions about Mariam Safdar’s role in NielsenEnterprises, see another document Panama Papers naming her as beneficial owner,” the newspaper said in a tweet.

The German publication also released documents which show loans granted by Deutsche Bank to the two offshore companies allegedly owned by the premier’s daughter.

However, Maryam has denied allegations of her involvement in the offshore wealth. On Tuesday, she disowned a signature – purported to be hers – on a document supposed to be filled by “all individuals including proposed beneficial owners, shareholders, directors, secretaries, settlers, protectors, beneficiaries [and] authorised signatories.”