Well, it’s been all day since Panama Paper leaks floating all over the world. Every Forum, Every magazine’s top rated News labelled with Panama Paper Leak and ICIJ Investigation. That highly volume data of around 2.5 Terabyte and some 11.2 Million documents illegality reach out to the internet from Mossack Fonseca facility database. But who really did leak these financial fraud out of Mossack database? Wants the story behind all this process.
About More than a Year ago, Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ, a leading newspaper company in Germany. received a message anonymously, and claimed to have millions of documents regarding offshore financial business.
Hello, this is John Doe. Interested in Data?
We are very interested!
There is couple of conditions; My life is in danger, we will chat only on encrypted files, No Meeting though. The choice of stories is obviously up to you.
Süddeutsche Zeitung said
Why are you doing this?
I want to make this crime public.
— Bastian Obermayer (@b_obermayer) April 3, 2016
Well, someone named John Doe and Zeitung had some conversation over this biggest leak of century. The source really not interested in getting any compensating or commission nor anything else in return, except he want to have security prior on exposing thousands of businessmen and politicians around the world. Even Sportsmen are not behind in offshore accounts.
Afterwards, sources gradually started providing some high profile data of about 2.6 Terabyte from Mossack Database. The data which has been rare and kept in secret archive far from everyone’s reach. In addition he provides Zeitung, extremely useful insights on offshore accounts and finance.
According to Zeitung, he received around 11.5 Million Documents on offshore accounts which contain information since 1970 consisting of PDF files, e-mail Archive, photographs and some excerpts. ICIJ received all these data and setup Teams of journalists in hundreds who starts off research on documents and brought up world’s largest Leak archive in history of leak.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung decided to analyze the data in cooperation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). ICIJ had already coordinated the research for past projects that SZ was also involved in, among them Offshore Leaks, Lux Leaks, and Swiss Leaks. Panama Papers is the biggest-ever international cooperation of its kind. In the past 12 months, around 400 journalists from more than 100 media organizations in over 80 countries have taken part in researching the documents.
Pakistani Politicians and Businessmen Named in Panama Papers:
- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family
- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s relatives
- Benazir Bhutto
- Javed Pasha
- Senator Rehman Malik
- Senator Osman Saifullah’s family
- Waseem Gulzar (a relative of the Chaudhrys of Gujrat)
- Zain Sukhera, who was co-accused with former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s son in the Haj scandal
- Hotel tycoon Sadruddin Hashwani
- Real estate czar Malik Riaz Hussain’s son
- Hussain Dawood family
- Abdullah family of Sapphire Textiles
- Gul Muhammad Tabba of Lucky Textiles
- Shahid Nazir of Masood Textiles
- Zulfiqar Ali Lakhani
- Zulfiqar Paracha.
- Justice Farrukh Irfan
- Retired judge Malik Qayyum
- Owner of Hilton Pharma, Shehbaz Yasin Malik
- Chairman ABM Group of Companies Azam Sultan
- Pizza Hut owner Aqeel Hussain
- Chairman Soorty Enterprise Abdul Rashid Soorty
Well, it’s a huge pindora Box over the world who own offshore financial accounts. The politicians needs to answer to public why they are hiding those money in offshore and evading taxes.