A Spokesman of the Government of Pakistan has said that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has admitted that it had erroneously included the name of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif while publishing details of persons who control Off-Shore Companies based on documents leaked from Law Firm Mossack Foncesca.
The issue of Panama Papers became a subject of debate in Pakistan as the name of Prime Minister was wrongly included by the ICIJ and was flashed by the media.
The ICIJ on its website has now acknowledged the error and removed all data from its Website carrying the name of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as the original Panama Papers never contained his name.
The admission of mistake by ICIJ is a clear vindication of the stand of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he has nothing to do with any Off-Shore Companies.
The clarification issued by ICIJ should now put to rest all accusations made on the person of Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf as they are patently wrong and baseless.
In another development the federal cabinet Wednesday strongly condemned the baseless allegations levelled by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its reference to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, which has now been retracted and acknowledged as an editing error.
The Federal Cabinet in its meeting here at the PM Secretariat demanded that the Consortium should fix responsibility and take immediate action.
A statement issued in Islamabad, said the Federal Cabinet reposed complete faith and confidence in the the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The Cabinet also lauded that the Prime Minister has presented himself and his family before the Supreme Court of Pakistan, for accountability.