Two companies ‘invested’ $190 million in Panama, Bahamas: SECP

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Enewspaper.com.pk

ISLAMABAD: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has traced two Pakistani companies on Saturday that collectively invested at least USD 190 million in Panama and Bahamas through offshore companies.

The development has come over Panama Leaks that surfaced in April and later Bahamas Leaks. Both the developments revealed names of Pakistanis who owned offshore companies that were seen by a large section as evasion of taxes and wealth-stashing.

Sources privy to the department have reported that at least 890 persons and companies were inspected.

Following the probe, it was revealed that a company had invested at least USD 90 million though shell companies in Panama while another made an investment of around USD 100 million in Bahamas.

The details of the probe were forwarded to institutions concerned. (Shuja ullah Khan, editor@enewspaper.com.pk)