Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar in a joint press conference with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that Islamabad is in contact with the Swiss government regarding the ratification of a treaty for exchange of information.
Akbar said that the treaty would be ratified and acted upon soon.
Akbar claimed that ratification of the Swiss treaty for the exchange of information, which would give Pakistan information on bank accounts, was supposed to be completed by 2013-14 but had been intentionally delayed by former finance minister Ishaq Dar who prevented the ratification from taking place for five years.
The special assistant on accountability said that the solution their department had found for this was to approach the German government, which has in 2013 announced that it had acquired information on Swiss accounts until then, and would make it publicly available to all governments, particularly those of developing countries.
Despite this, Akbar said, the government of Pakistan had not asked the German government for this information.
"You all know whose details would have come out if they had asked for the information," he remarked.
More details to follow.