pakistani prime minister leaves post for london amid damaging panama papers & family shell companies in london
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Wednesday for cardiac medical treatment in London that he described as a checkup (NYT). The timing of the visit immediately prompted rumors that Sharif might not return to Pakistan until investigations into the unfolding Panama Papers document leak were completed. The leak revealed that three of his children controlled shell companies through which they owned expensive real estate in London. The prime minister and his family have denied any wrong-doing. In his absence, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is leading cabinet meetings this week, however, government officials said that Sharif will return on Sunday.