Searchable database of Panama Papers released; here is full list of 259 Pakistanis and their offshore companies

09:39 AM | 10 May, 2016
Searchable database of Panama Papers released; here is full list of 259 Pakistanis and their offshore companies

LAHORE (Staff Report) - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has published a searchable database of nearly 214,000 offshore companies created in 21 jurisdictions, including Nevada, Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands, based on the leak of 11.5 million documents, collectively known as the Panama Papers.

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The released data features as many as 259 names of Pakistanis who own companies in different tax havens. Over 50% them are residents of Karachi while over 100 hundred names used Lahore addresses to register companies abroad.

He is full list of the Pakistani owners of offshore companies:













According to ICIJ, the released data also displays information about more than 100,000 additional offshore entities that were disclosed by ICIJ in its 2013 Offshore Leaks investigation.

However, ICIJ has not published all leaked information in its possession, such as raw documents or personal information of the owners, bank account details, email exchanges and financial transactions contained in the documents.

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The massive tranche of data was originally obtained from an anonymous source by reporters at the German newspaper Süeddeustche Zeitung, who asked ICIJ to organize a global reporting collaboration to analyze the files. Afterwards, more than 370 reporters in nearly 80 countries probed the files for a year.

The in-depth investigation uncovered the secret offshore holdings of 12 world leaders, more than 128 other politicians and scores of fraudsters, drug traffickers and other criminals whose companies have been blacklisted in the US and elsewhere.

Last week, the anonymous leaker of the Panama Papers, known only as “John Doe,” spoke publicly for the first time in a written statement and called out for concrete steps to combat tax havens.

“In the European Union, every member state’s corporate register should be freely accessible, with detailed data plainly available on ultimate beneficial owners,” the source wrote.

Doe added that the US “can clearly no longer trust its fifty states to make sound decisions about their own corporate data.”


The Panama Papers database is accessible at, and people around the world can access it, as per the local laws of their countries.

Graphics Courtesy: ICIJ, The News International

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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