Pandora Papers roil Pakistani politics; PM pledges investigation

 Pandora Papers roil Pakistani politics; PM pledges investigation

The publication of the Pandora Papers is roiling Pakistani politics, sparking calls for the prime minister’s resignation and a pledge to investigate the officials who were included in the massive document leak.

The top official at the Pakistan Muslim League, a major political party in the country, called for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation on Sunday following the publication of the Pandora Papers.

Khan was not named in the documents, however a number of his allies were, including Finance Minister Shaukat Fayaz Ahmed Tarin and the son of Khan’s former finance adviser. The papers also detail offshore dealings of Arif Naqvi, a prominent donor to Khan’s party.

Ahsan Iqbal, the secretary general of the Pakistan Muslim League, contended that the Pandora Papers leave “no moral justification for [Khan] to retain the post of the premier,” according to Dunya News.

Khan, in a series of tweets on Sunday, made no mention…

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