Panama Papers: List of Pakistanis Involved in Tax Evasion

A massive collection of leaked documents has revealed faces behind offshore shell companies operating in secrecy to avoid taxes and launder money. Big names from around the world have been included in the disclosed documents. Majority of the involved people includes politicians, businessmen, bankers, judges and media personnel.

The leaked documents dubbed as the Panama Papers have named over 200 people from Pakistan involved in stashing their money abroad via off-shore companies. This list is still expanding and more Pakistanis will be added in the coming weeks. Data under examination starts from 1977, however, all of the Pakistanis start appearing in the documents after 1990.

The biggest leak in the history of journalism has shown the two-faced approach of our leaders and politicians towards taxation and money laundering. Here is a list of Pakistanis who have indulged in the practice of tax evasion according to the Panama papers:


  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family (9 companies)
    • Hassan Nawaz
    • Hussain Nawaz
    • Maryam Nawaz
  • Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s relatives (7 companies)
    • Samina Durrani
    • Ilyas Mehraj
  • Former PM Benazir Bhutto (1 company)
    • Nephew Hassan Ali Jaffery
  • Javed Pasha, Close friend of Asif Ali Zardari (4 companies)
  • PPP Senator Rehman Malik (1 company)
  • PPP Senator Osman Saifullah’s family (34 companies)
    • Anwar Saifullah
    • Salim Saifullah
    • Humayun Saifullah
    • Iqbal Saifullah
    • Javed Saifullah
    • Jehangir Saifullah
  • Relatives of Chaudharys of Gujrat
    • Waseem Gulzar
  • Zain Sukhera (co-accused with former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s son in the Hajj scandal)


  • Real Estate Czar Malik Riaz Hussain’s son (Bahria Town)
    • Ahmad Ali Riaz (1 company)
  • Chairman ABM Group of Companies Azam Sultan (5 companies)
  • Pizza Hut owner Aqeel Hussain and family (1 company)
    • Brother Tanwir Hassan
  • Chairman Soorty Enterprise Abdul Rashid Soorty and family
  • Sultan Ali Allana, Chairman of Habib Bank Limited (1 company)
  • Khawaja Iqbal Hassan, former NIB bank President (1 company)
  • Bashir Ahmed and Javed Shakoor of Buxly Paints (1 company)
  • Mehmood Ahmed of Berger Paints (1 company)
  • Hotel tycoon Sadruddin Hashwani and family (3 companies)
    • Murtaza Haswani
  • Owner of Hilton Pharma, Shehbaz Yasin Malik and family (1 company)
  • Hussain Dawood family (2 companies)
    • Shahzada Dawood
    • Abdul Samad Dawood
    • Partner Saad Raja
  • Abdullah family of Sapphire Textiles (5 companies)
    • Yousuf Abdullah and his wife
    • Muhammad Abdullah and his wife
    • Shahid Abdullah and his family
    • Nadeem Abdullah and family
    • Amer Abdullah and family
  • Gul Muhammad Tabba of Lucky Textiles
  • Shahid Nazir, CEO of Masood Textile Mills (1 company)
    • Partner Naziya Nazir
  • Zulfiqar Ali Lakhani, from Lakson Group and owner of Colgate-Palmolive, Tetley Clover and Clover Pakistan (1 company)
  • Zulfiqar Paracha and family of Universal Corporation (1 company)


  • Serving Lahore High Court Judge Justice Farrukh Irfan
  • Retired Judge Malik Qayyum


  • Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman of GEO and Jang Group (1 company)

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is considering initiating an inquiry into the Pakistanis involved in the Panama Paper leaks. Top NAB officials are discussing the matter and a full scale investigation may be on the cards.

Also Read: Panama Papers Episode 2: 400 Pakistanis Named in the New List

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  • This is a classic case of Pak electronic and social media going nuts , just because some people have to equal personal scores with others.

    Plz point out the page and para where the documents say its Tax evasion or corruption.

    Pak media and cyber wannabeez love twisting stories to suit their own agendas.

    The documents simply say these people have offshore businesses. So whats the problem with that ?

    Cheap propaganda by Pak media. Abi mustafa kamal ke bukhaar se fursat mili thi ki ye start krdia

    • Head over to Panama Papers website and view the documents yourself. The teams investigating the matter clearly found evidence of corruption i.e. tax evasion. Shell companies are different from off shore businesses. Read about that on Google. Shell companies are used to launder money and evade taxes.
      This is not related to Pakistan, read some international news sites. Hundreds of active leaders around the world have been found guilty and protests for resignations taking place globally. Even Telegraph and Guardian have clearly named the shareef family amongst others like Putin, Cameron etc.

    • read and quote as asked, “I’d ask the prime minister why this isn’t on his tax return. Though he is not on the ownership structure, his children are. So, the question to them [Sharifs] would be, why haven’t they declared it. If they are paying tax in another jurisdiction how much? Do those jurisdictions have a tax treaty with Pakistan? What was the capitalization of those companies and how was it funded? If funds came from a Pakistani entity, did they have State Bank of Pakistan approval? If from a foreign entity, what was the source of the funds?”

  • Its is Mossad conspiracy to defame Pakistan.I media should be beware and stop reporting this Mossad propaganda.

  • کاش! یہ لوگ کسی دوسرے ملک کے باشندے ہوتے تو انکے خلاف کاروائی بھی ہوتی۔مگر کیا کریں اس ملک کا قانون تو صرف غریب کےلیے ہے۔پھر یہی کہنا پڑے گا
    جس کھیت سے دہقاں کو میسرنہیں روزی
    اس کھیت کے ہر خوشئہ گندم کو جلا دو

  • First of all tell us one thing? Why there is no Offshore company of Most Corrupt Political Personality of Pakistan as well as world. Our Ex-Leader?

    • Mossack Fonseca is 4th largest FIRM.
      There are STILL 3 firms bigger than this.

      Wonder what those firms will reveal.

  • hamam mae sub nangay. Media and judiciary bee corrupt niklay ( balkey pehly se he corrupt thay) ab tou sabit bhee ho gaya ….koch dinon ke baad Khudna Na khawsta Army walon k names bhee aa jaen gey

    • The Prime Minister of Iceland has resigned. Something has happened. Things happen in cultured world, which unfortunately Pakistan is not.

      • You are right Arsalan Shah ! Here you have his whole cabinet defending him for their own survival . Otherwise, they know he is guilty as hell.

    • Nothing is going to happen because Pakistanis love to stay at their homes while somebody else does the hard work for them.
      10 percent of Iceland’s population came to the capital to ask for his resignation and it worked while you, me and the rest are sitting at our homes blaming the country.

  • Copy past mentioned names in Google and get amazed that most of them are member of board of directos of most of the big companies.

  • Offshore companies are not the problem; issue is where from they get million dollar money? Isn’t it Black money?
    Who will investigate? People from each field involved here :(
    Geo exposing others, also exposed now.

    • Sara paisa masoom patwariyon ki din raat ki mehnat ka hai. Patwariyon ko unka haq wapis diya jaye.

      • Bhai sb, just Google you find thousands of companies (FZE) doing business in Jafza, Dubai to avoid taxes. Problem is they failed to provide evidence of where they get money. Because majority of them use black money.

        • Bhai sab, Here we r talking about Nawaz Shareef not as a businessman but as “PM” a public office holder. So suppose even these companies were started with “white money” it is highly highly “Unethical” of him to take that much money out of a “poor 3rd world country with loan based economy” and stash it abroad. this much money should have been invested in Pak and tax should have been honestly paid for it. Small businesses are struggling badly under heavy taxation here since NS has came in to power.

  • Iceland ke prime minister ne apni biwi ke naam ane par istefa de diya, kyun? kyun ke biwi, bachon ke naam par foreign companies ka investment usi ke jeib se ata hai or yeh mafia, drug lords or dictators ki purani financial tarkeeb hai. Sharam ki baat hai ke ek ghair muslim me itni gairat hai ke woh sharafat se apna tax evasion ka chaal qubool karle or apne qaum ke samne maafi mange. Aur Phir Hamare sharif leader ko dekho: Beghairati ki yeh halat hai ke teen din ke baad bhi ilzaam apne bachon pe lagne deta hai or musalsal rattu tote ke tara yehi dohrata hai ke “mere bachon ke peson se mera koi taluk nahi”. Abe tere bachon par farishte utar ke un ko multi million dollar company bana ka zariya diya, kya khuda ne upar se Sharif khandan ke bachon par investment ki baarish ki? nahi! investment to un ke baap ne kiya us pese se jis par use tax ada karni chahiye Pakistan me! aur un ke baap ne wohi purani investment chaal chali ke apne sare foreign investment apne bachon ke naam par rakha take kabhi us pe tax chori ka ilzaam nahi lag sake.

    Is mulk ke prime minister ka zulm dekho! apne financial minister ko order karta hai ke foreign loan ki adaigi ke liya bhari tax ke zariye awam ko loot lo, na retired logon or bewaon ki amdani ka zariya bakhsha na chote investors ke mutual funds ko choda. Chote startup businesses ko bhi tax ke zariya tabah karne ki koshish ki, or private company (KE) jis me be shak us ka bhi share hai, ko government ki tarafs se logon ko darane dhamkane ki ijazat di! Is prime minister ki besharmi dekho ke arabon rupees is mulk se leja kar bahar rakhta hai take tax se bach jaye aur ulta logon ke mu se niwala cheen kar apni marzi se liye huwe foreign karze ada karta hai!

    Afsos ki baat to yah hai ke jo log is mulk me pichle 60 saal se voter fraud kar ke iqtedar me ate rehe hai (PML-N, PPP, MQM) in me se sab ne is mulk ko nanga kar ke chora hai, in me se sab ke haat awam ke khoon me range hai, in ke jeib awam ke tax aur cheene hua peson se bhare hai, or in logon ne hi ye taxation ka double standard bana rakha hai jis me yeh 1% ameer zade pura tax ada karne se bachte rehte hai aur awam ke khoon paseene ki kamai ko cheen kar mulk chalate hai. Is tara in logon ne najane kitne khandan, aurten or bachon ko be ghar kiya hai, ghurbat ke andhere me dhakela hai. Laanat hai un logon par jo apne vote in haraam zaadon ke haat bech dete hai or mulk ko in ka ghulam bana kar rakhte hain!

    Agar hum me ek musalman quam ki heisiyat se thoda bhi ghairat reh geya hai to ab kisi neye party ko iqtedar me ane do jis ka leader is mulk ko yeh ehsas dila chuka hai ke hum apne leaderon ke ghulam nahi hai hum ba shauur log hai, hum apne mohallon or shehron ke paas dar hai, ham apne shehron ki safai ke zimmedar hai, hum agar ek doosre ko dhoka dene ki koshish karte rehe chahe ek businessman ki hesiat se ya ek police officer ki hesiat se ya ek boss ki hesiyat se ya coworker ki hesiyat se ya ek aam admi ki hesiyat se hum hamesha apne ooper tabahi laenge, humare liye bhi is dunya me behtar zuindagi mumkin hai! kya ek imaandar prime minister ke iktedar me pakistan ko ham UAE jitna khoobsorat or khush haal nahi bana sakte

    • Haan b bilkul thekk kaha apne,,,mulk men be rozgaari ka yeh hal hy k educated log farig ghom rhay henn,,,au in politician ki aulad bghair prh k b bray bray bussiness man bn gai hy,,,aur yeh sb piasa awam ka hyy na k inka apna,,14 sugar mills henn hmaray pm sahb ki,,pucho inse kahan se ai yeh sb??chlao thek hy paisa jahan se b ay magr unka tex tou pay kren takay mulk financial halt thek ho

  • A humble suggestion. These greedy personals will never be satisfied. I suggest that we all Pakistanis will bear hunger and we donate 50% of our national budget to be distributed amongst these for the next three years. We Pakistanis are ready to suffer the hard times. The distribution criteria may be calculated as per their standing in the national assembly and other institutions.

  • Hi…..1st of All and b4 calling all these names for judgement…………..

    2 names from Judiciary and Media need to be trialed……………….bcz they are the 1 who need to be clean 1st and then rest of everything will be cleared automatically…………

    Serving judge of LHC has off shore company………..amazing and unvelieveable ……………….is country ka tou Allah hi Hafiz hi…………….judgjo na bhi companyian kholi hui hein………..

  • Pakistan mean awo,jao,khao.
    why not CJ of Pakistan take somoto on this yar samosa par somoto lain gain.

  • bhut khob,,,,,,, hamain lotny walon k khalaf qanoni karwai hony chaiy….well don

  • All owner of OFF Shore Companies are involved in Tax Evasion. There are numerous Politicians, Govt Officers and Businessmen are still to be discovered. We are waiting for the new list.
    Thanks PANAMA.

  • The News story may land PM Nawaz & children in trouble,

    Soon after the Panama Leaks made headlines, the children of Pakistan’s Prime Minister appeared in dozens of TV shows to defend their properties abroad.

    Talking to an anchor of private news channel, one of Nawaz’s sons claimed that the Sharif family had purchased the Flats in Park Lane after selling their steel mill in Jeddah.

    However, the story published in The News has exposed the lie of ruling family by publishing a decision of London court.

    According to The News reporter Usman Manzoor, the London court in 1999 had proceeded against PM’s two brothers and father, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Mian Abbas Sharif and Mian Muhammad Sharif, for defaulting on a loan obtained from the Al-Towfeek Investment Fund in the name of Hudaibiya Paper Mills and had attached four properties of the Sharifs.

    UK court’s decision proved that the Sharif family was the declared owner of the London flats because it obtained a loan facility from a UK-based investment fund by pledging these properties with the fund.

    The Sharif family’s response so far has mainly remained focused on the post 2006 transactions while the family has so far tried to avoid discussing the details of offshore companies from 1993 to 2006.

    How will the Sharif family justify their claims of not owning the offshore companies and London flats prior to 2006?

    London court’s 1999 decision proves Sharifs own Park Lane flats

    ISLAMABAD: The London High Court’s 1999 decision in the Hudaibiya Papers Mills loans acquired through the Al-Towfeek Investment Fund is the most convincing and irrefutable documentary evidence… (30KB)

    London court’s 1999 decision proves Sharifs own Park Lane flats

    ISLAMABAD: The London High Court’s 1999 decision in the Hudaibiya Papers Mills loans acquired through the Al-Towfeek Investment Fund is the most convincing and irrefutable documentary evidence… (30KB)

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