The name of more than 50 Bangladeshis have appeared in the Panama Papers and Offshore Leaks investigations. Now you can meet then online.
Ruling Awami League leader of Bangladesh Kazi Zafarullah and his wife Nilufer Zafarullah are in the Panama list. In the Bangladesh section of the documents published on Monday.
Zafarullah and wife Nilufer have been named as shareholders of Pathfinder Finance Limited and Hanseatic Limited in the British Virginia Islands.
Mobile-phone operator Citycell CEO Mehboob Chowdhury, who had once worked for Grameenphone, has been named.
IGW operator Cel Telecom CEO and former GP and Citycell executive Kafil HS Muyeed, broadband company AccessTEL owner Zain Omar, wireless internet provider Qubee’s owner Afzalur Rahman and Technomedia owner Sarkar Jiban Kumar have also been named.
The names of Bangla Trac owner Aminul Haque, and his sons Nazim Asadul Haque and Tarique Ekramul Haque have appeared in the leaked data.
So has that of former foreign minister M Morshed Khan’s brother-in-law and former Citycell chairman Azmat Moyeen.
Dilip Kumar Modi, Mullick Sudhir, Kazi Raihan Zafar, Md Yusuf Raihan Reza, Mahtabuddin Chowdhury, Benzir Ahmed, and Ishraq Ahmed.
The women in the leaks are Novera Chowdhury, Syeda Samina Mirza, Ummeh Rubana, Bilkis Fatima Jesmin, and Salma Haque.
The others include Farhad Gani Mohammed, Md Abul Bashar, Nizam M Selim, Mohammad Moksedul Islam, Md Motazzaroul Islam, M Selimuzzaman, Syed Serajul Huq, FM Zubaidul Haque, Capt MA Jaul, Mohammad Shahed Masud, Khawza Sahadat Ullah, Mohammed Faisal Karim Khan, Zulfiquar Hyder, Mirza M Eyahia, Nazrul Islam, Mohammad Jahidul Islam, Jafer Ummeed Khan, and AFM Rahamatul Bari.
There appeared five companies too.
BANGLADESH BIMAN INC., ISLAMIC SOLIDARITY SHIPPING COMPANY BANGLADESH INC., BANGLADESH TEXTILE AGENCIES LTD., ESSAR BANGLADESH HOLDINGS PRIVATE LIMITED AND TELECOM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY BANGLADESH LTD .
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the searchable database on Monday, stripping away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions.
Author: Harun Ur Rashid