I do not own any company or property abroad: Maryam Nawaz


ISLAMABAD: Responding to leaked Panama Papers, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, a daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Monday said she did not own any company or property abroad.


“My brother has made me a trustee in one of his corporations which only entitles me to distribute assets to my brother Hussain’s family/childern if needed,” Maryam wrote on her verified Twitter account.

The rejection comes after Panama Papers, a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s richest and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions has jolted the whole world.

Among those named are three of Sharif’s four children — Maryam, who has been tipped to be his political successor; Hasan and Hussain, with the records showing they owned London real estate through offshore companies administrated by the firm.

“The info provided by leaks does not say any wrongdoing involved,” she said.

Criticizing the media, Maryam said: “distortion is wilful that a couple of media channels using to settle scores”.

She also posted a two-page Sharif family’s official response to what she called “distortion of information” given in Panama Leaks.