International journalists slam Maryam Nawaz for calling Panama Papers ‘crap’

Published: May 3, 2017


Maryam Nawaz Sharif raised a furore on Twitter over calling Panama papers ‘crap ‘ and saying it had been trashed in the rest of the world.

The prime minister’s daughter went on to say that those relying on the papers to bring down Nawaz Sharif would bite the dust.

To add insult to the injury Mayram said the Panama Papers were never about corruption.

“Even the stealers and hackers (read originators) didn’t say it was. Losers in imminent danger of being swept away in 2018 pounced upon the conspiracy hatched by evil minds.”

The comments from the PM’s daughter not only drew ire from local politicians but also from foreign critics.


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  • So
    May 3, 2017 - 2:09AM

    So why Sherry had to refer to a 4letter word. She should mind her language, as all ladies do.Recommend

  • Aftab Khan
    May 3, 2017 - 2:35AM

    She is too innocent to be a leader of a Country like Pakistan!!!!!!Recommend

  • Oblivion
    May 3, 2017 - 2:39AM

    I do not remember Ms. Sherry Rehman ever refer, much less, criticize those who were cited by the Swiss court and those who bought the Surrey Palace. Recommend

  • Atsul
    May 3, 2017 - 2:52AM

    I wonder if she is paying money to media guys to put that photoshoped innocent angel looking image on news media.

    Come on journalist/publisher guys she is not a Lux Model so stop portraying her like that. We all know what the reality is so let us see her real side like you show of any other male/female politicians.Recommend

  • Atsul
    May 3, 2017 - 2:58AM

    Other politicians resigned over Panama papers because even though they were corrupt they had some self respect and morality left in them. They were not low lives who have can lie on peoples face for so long. Recommend

  • Sexton
    May 3, 2017 - 6:24AM

    Maryam’s Sharif’s comments would be amusing if they were not so hopelessly incorrect. The elite of this world have many financial tools available in order to avoid tax, and the Panama Papers highlighted some of them. Maryam is correct in that many of the world’s elite, including government leaders, are evading tax, but allowed to get away with it. Unfortunately for Nawaz Sharif Pakistan appears to have a somewhat different viewpoint from the corrupt Western world. Recommend

  • Despak
    May 3, 2017 - 8:00AM

    No justice in Pakistan …. Corrupt rules the corruptRecommend

  • Mohammed naim
    May 3, 2017 - 8:11AM

    Yes, I 100% agree with youRecommend

  • Retired
    May 3, 2017 - 8:37AM

    She is getting too used to dealing with obsequious, semi-literate, yes men of PML-N I guess!

    My advice, stick with your ‘constituents’ and continue to ensure they are never able to objectively evaluate reality! Seems to be working for you so far …… Recommend

    May 3, 2017 - 10:35AM

    Alas! Beauty without brains, as the saying goes.Recommend

  • Faraz
    May 3, 2017 - 11:05AM

    It appears Maryam Nawaz has become a victim of her own propaganda. Recommend

  • Omar
    May 3, 2017 - 12:30PM

    Hats off to Imran Khan and others for exposing the ugly truth of the shahi khandan.Recommend

  • AK
    May 3, 2017 - 12:53PM

    She creates her own reality and relishes it.

    I do not think that she will ever wake up and accept the reality that Pakistan has moved on.

    Female Don Quixote!Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    May 3, 2017 - 12:55PM

    Gone are the times when you could feed false facts to public and get away with.Recommend

  • Aziz
    May 3, 2017 - 1:12PM

    Not a lady-like language. And she was the youth leader! No wonder we have wayward youth.Recommend

  • Yasser
    May 3, 2017 - 2:18PM

    Panama papers is effecting current govt performance. Nawaz Sharif is an elected PM. Panama papers didn’t prove that offshore companies were bought from corrupt money, hence I agree with Maryam in this.Recommend

  • rustam
    May 3, 2017 - 2:54PM

    I inclined to agree with you. However, two wrongs don’t make a right.Whether NS or AZ they have the same character. May Allah put them on right path and have mercy on simpleton people of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Alafu
    May 3, 2017 - 8:28PM

    Please use decent language even if you have differences. Recommend

  • Imran Qadri
    May 3, 2017 - 11:56PM

    Panama paper merely prove existence of offshore companies.Having offshore company isn’t illegal. Panama papers don’t prove that any wrongdoing has been committed otherwise this would have been a simple case. Recommend

  • aspersions
    May 4, 2017 - 2:03AM

    We all know what the reality is (emphasis added) so let us see her real side like you show of any other male/female politicians.”
    Instead of casting aspersions through innuendos be explicit if you know the truth. Otherwise, refrain from making such comments.Recommend

  • Atsul
    May 4, 2017 - 10:18AM

    Looks like you’re one of the paid actors too, coming out to defend her without understanding my comments. LOL.


    Btw, since you have poked me so talking about her acts….well whole world knows about it, they can buy people in power but they can never buy public awareness and truth. Their image have been tarnished and there is no going back. First decades they blamed PPP and Zardari of corruption, even put him in jail but could never proved anything. Now the truth about NS and family in in the aiir and whole world have given the verdict against sharifs.Recommend

  • False analysis
    May 4, 2017 - 10:13PM

    Do not defend those cited by the Swiss courts, period.Recommend

  • Sexton
    May 5, 2017 - 7:30AM

    Do not fall for the male trap men make for themselves routinely. Women, at the very least, are equally as intelligent as men. I do not necessarily agree with Maryam Sharif, but she makes a valid point. If someone works hard and invests wisely should the Government be allowed to interfere, and decide how it should be invested.? The alternative argument of course is that everybody should pay their fair share of taxes, and shady dealings hide a taxpayers obligations. Recommend

  • zaheer ahmed
    May 5, 2017 - 5:21PM

    She was born with golden spoons and don’t know the poor people of the country and their sentiments regarding unemployment, health and education problems, load shedding in this hot days. The Young have less jobs, imports are sky rocketing whereas exports are half of the imports. His grand father definitely worked very hard to establish a business for which he must be respected. Their products were known as of good quality and my father always preferred to go for Ittefaq. The man was honest and hardworking but the Mariyum should weigh before she writes. The same thing happened by his father in the National Assembly that we have all the proofs of the assets but failed to produce it in the court. Definitely they are owners of the properties and they avoid to submit only due to the calculations and details which have no proof or money transfers and just avoid that details.Recommend

  • zaheer ahmed
    May 11, 2017 - 4:02PM

    She has to show her credential to be a good politician by having more knowledge and good people around her in Media cell. They will lost every thing for you in credit. The general public and people are not of 1990’s and lot of changes has been done due to media, computer,Samrt phones, internet and expanded communication sources as well as knowledge. Be a good mother, grand husband and family with honor.The media cell needs to be refurbished as shallow knowledge, child like people around a leader may deteriorate the image in the minds of people. God bless you with wisdom, honesty, sincerity, truth and trust towards nation.Recommend

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