In 1993, according to Mossack Fonseca records, four shipping companies were set up in the Bahamas and British Virgin Islands where Amitabh Bachchan served as director.
Documents released as part of the Panama Papers leak showed that the Pakistani Prime Minister’s children owned several off-shore companies.
“If illegal money is found in accounts of those who are named in Panama case, then they will also be prosecuted as in case of HSBC accounts,” he said.
The announcement came nearly eight weeks after the first reports about the Panama Papers emerged
The party asked if such a programme would send a signal to agencies probing the Panama Papers case.
The interim plea, which was filed in a pending PIL seeking CBI inquiry against Indian offshore bank account holders named in the Panama papers, was mentioned before the vacation bench by lawyer M L Sharma.
‘Let the government do what it they have to do. Let them decide and when the facts come out, I think you might not be asking that question,’ said Junior Bachchan.
According to an investigative audit by the lenders, Zoom allegedly diverted loan funds to 350-odd subsidiaries, related parties based in India and abroad, and to purchase jewellery for the wife of its promoter Chaudhary.
Sharif asked the opposition and other lawmakers to help form a parliamentary commission.
She said Panama was open to consider as many treaties as possible with other countries to facilitate exchange of information.
Over 500 Indians figure on the firm’s list of offshore companies, foundations and trusts.
Probing the Aircel Maxis case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sent a Letter Rogatory to Singapore this March for details on Advantage Strategic Consulting Singapore Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Advantage (India).
Khan’s brother Abdul Quyuim Khan, wife Hendrina, and two daughters Dina Khan and Ayesha Khan, are all shown as owners of Wahdat Ltd, a company registered in the Bahamas, the Dawn reported on Saturday.
Panama Papers named three of Sharif’s four children – Maryam, Hasan and Hussain – listing them as owners of offshore companies.
Opposition lawmakers walked out of both the Senate and the National Assembly on Monday and Tuesday, demanding that the prime minister come to parliament to answer their questions.