New York, April 28, 2016: Nawaz Sharif who was being attacked by political opponents in the country gleefully after his name appeared in the Panama papers today stands vindicated as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) admitted that the name of the Pakistani Prime Minister appeared in the Panama Papers by mistake.
Following the admission the ICIJ has removed the name of Nawaz Sharif from its documents but his daughter’s name still stands.
The ICIJ has also issued a clarification that the name of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif got included in the papers due to an ‘editing error’ and it has updated its website with the updated details. The development has come after PML-N MNA Daniyal Aziz shot an angry letter citing discrepancies in the claims of ICIJ.
Nawaz Sharif was under attack from Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf which have so far failed to do anything to derail Nawaz Sharif or his popularity in the electorally empowered Punjab.
Daughter of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, expressed her happiness on the development and on her Twitter account wrote:
Falsehood perishes ….. Truth prevails …. Allah Kareem ….
On being pointed out by a troll that her name is still in the Panama papers, she wrote:
Wait for other allegations to fall through. Waiting for the commission. Let there be justice.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif has withstood test of time when her father and all the male members of her family were banished by General Musharraf. She and her mother fought him while remaining in Pakistan while PPP’s senior leader late Benazir Bhutto lived a lavish life abroad and Imran Khan is often accused of being the man of the Pakistan Army. Unfortunately, due to her lack of public appearances, her role in restoration of democracy is often overlooked but yet she remains her father’s and party’s anchor.
Even Bhutto’s husband, Asif Ali Zardari, was released after a deal was struck with Musharraf. She later had difference of opinion and after her murder, her son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari accused Musharraf for it.