I do not own any company or property abroad: Maryam Nawaz

April 4, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Responding to leaked Panama Papers, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, a daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Monday said she did not own any company or property abroad, Samaa reported.

“My brother has made me a trustee in one of his corporations which only entitles me to distribute assets to my brother Hussain’s family/childern if needed,” Maryam wrote on her verified Twitter account.

The rejection comes after Panama Papers, a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s richest and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions has jolted the whole world.

Among those named are three of Sharif’s four children — Maryam, who has been tipped to be his political successor; Hasan and Hussain, with the records showing they owned London real estate through offshore companies administrated by the firm.

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“The info provided by leaks does not say any wrongdoing involved,” she said.

Criticizing the media, Maryam said: “distortion is wilful that a couple of media channels using to settle scores”.

She also posted a two-page Sharif family’s official response to what she called “distortion of information” given in Panama Leaks.