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Thursday June 20, 2024

Much ado about nothing

By News Desk
May 23, 2024
Much ado about nothing

The ordinary people of Pakistan have not yet moved on from the so-called ‘wheat scandal’ which now has another pseudo-scandal for company. The ‘property leaks’ are yet another non-issue to keep the people occupied for the next few days. According to these leaks, there are around 17,000 Pakistanis owned 23,000 residential properties in Dubai worth around $11 billion between 2020 and 2022. This, in and of itself does not prove any wrongdoing and I believe that a substantial portion of these properties is owned by non-resident Pakistanis living and working in Dubai, of which there are many.

Although some resident Pakistanis including politicians are among the owners, I think the vast majority have not broken the law. However, if any wrongdoing is discovered it should be dealt with. That being said, I do not believe these leaks will do much good for Pakistan.

Ejaz Ahmad Magoon (FCA)

Doha, Qatar