Supreme Court’s Justice Mansoor Ali Shah has clarified his position regarding his name in the Dubai Leaks scandal, stating that he didn’t buy the Dubai property due to loss of investment there, The News reported on Saturday.

Dubai Unlocked — a six-month investigative project with reporters from 74 media outlets in 58 countries — in which 17,000 Pakistanis were made public who owned properties in the city with a combined value of around $11 billion.

Among the Pakistanis listed in the property leaks are President Asif Ali Zardari’s three children, Hussain Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi’s wife, Sharjeel Memon and family members, Senator Faisal Vawda, Farah Gogi, Sher Afzal Marwat, four MNAs and half a dozen MPAs from the Sindh and Balochistan assemblies.


Justice Mansoor of SC’s name also appeared on the list for owning a property in the Maison Residence Collection in the downtown Jabal Ali area of Dubai.

Justice, in his defence, acknowledged having made the investment as a lawyer in 2009 but it failed to materialise due to the project not being completed and he lost his investments.

“My tax filings are done by AF Ferguson & Co., Lahore and if you desire, I can connect you with them for confirmation of the above,” the judge’s response read.