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Pakistan minister ditched offshore plans amid ‘concerns’ over tax authority

Chaudhry Moonis Elahi backed out after learning Pakistan authorities had to be informed, leak suggests

A minister in Imran Khan’s Pakistan government pulled out of making planned investments through offshore tax havens after he was told his country’s tax authorities would be informed, documents in the Pandora papers suggest.

Chaudhry Moonis Elahi, Khan’s minister for water resources and a member of an influential family in Pakistani business and politics, expressed “concerns” in August 2017 about the investment being reported to his home country, according to the papers, and instead decided to establish a trust structure in the UK.

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