ISLAMABAD:(APS)MAY 14,2016-Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says PTI has the largest number of individuals with ownership of offshore companies.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday, he said Imran Khan has been categorically stating that he has nothing to do with any offshore company but latest reports say he owned company way back in 1983.
He said apart from PTI leader, five other close associates of Imran Khan – his sister, Aleema Khan, Jehangir Tareen, one Senator and a Senior Minister of KP own offshore companies.
The Minister said neither Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif nor any cabinet member or PML-N Member of Parliament has any offshore company.
Information Minister asked why Imran Khan did not disclose his offshore company or source of income in his declaration of assets. Imran Khan acknowledged owning an offshore company only after his name appeared in a newspaper.
He said Imran Khan has been claiming that offshore companies are formed to evade tax or launder money and the fact that he owns an offshore company means he is involved in tax evasion and money-laundering. He said Imran Khan has no moral justification to do politics.
He said Chief Justice of Pakistan, in his letter, has called for identification of names of individuals, groups and companies to be investigated by the Inquiry Commission.
Replying to a question, the Minister said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would give a policy statement on the issue of Panama Papers in the National Assembly on Monday.