Panamanian Vice Minister of Economy Ivan Zarak on Sunday clarified that he met with Pakistan’s finance secretary Waqar Masood instead of Ishaq Dar.
The Panamanian Vice Minister of Economy Ivan Zarak in a twitter post clarified that he sat beside Waqar Masood and not Ishaq Dar in Global Connect Initiative Meeting for minor conversation over Panama Papers leaks.
Just to clarify, at the Global Connect Initiative Meeting I sat beside Waqar Masood, Federal Sec of Finance and not Mr. Dar, Finance Mtr.
— Ivan Zarak (@ivanzarak) April 17, 2016
On the other hand, a spokesman of the Pakistan Embassy rejected media reports suggesting a Ministerial level meeting between the two sides as baseless and constitute misrepresentation of facts.
Earlier, Nawaz Sharif arrived in London for medical treatment over a previously unknown chronic heart condition. Senior leadership of other opposition parties also visited London over Panama leaks discussion.
The incumbent is under tremendous pressure from opposition parties to step down since Nawaz Sharif’s family members were named in the mass leak of offshore account data from the Panama firm Mossack Fonseca.