Charity begins at home for the Mirza Family — Panama Papers

Charities Pay No Taxes — Then Why the Secrecy?

This Panama Papers story is different from all others because businessmen, political leaders and criminals have varying explanations on why they hide their money or avoid taxes. A family that runs a network of charities globally has no such excuse. None.

Control Through Family Proxies

Charity literally begins at home for the Mirza Family who run the Qadiani branch of the Ahmadiyya religion like a cult through family branches and ‘lifelong devotees’ who are essentially bonded for life through a carrot and stick approach. The few of these devotees who have career capabilities outside the ‘system’ are ostracized for life, shunned and humiliated.

Chairman of Charity and Offshore Mortgage Holder is the Same Person

The Qadiani Ahmadiyya organization has subsidiaries of which the ‘real’ working one in the United Kingdom is Al-Shirkatul Islamiyyah. with last reported income of £8.5 million (PDF link). It prints proselytizing literature and runs the TV channel, and its director is Abdul Baqi Arshad, one such ‘devotee’ who is now 82 years old.

Mr. Arshad sitting to the right of the turbaned Mirza Masroor Ahmad in the very building that Mr. Arshad mortgaged to an off-shore company
Chairman is A. B. Arshad and Mirza Mahmood is the ‘Family Controller’
Most recent filing, after the Panama Papers leak was communicated to its clients.
T J Holdings S.A. loan was ‘unpayable’ although the charity increased its cash by more than £3 million in the year.
From ICIJ web site — Panama Papers
The Mirza Family actually owns T.J. Holdings

Mirza Sharif Ahmad Foundation

Scroll up to the first picture and see that Mirza Mahmood Ahmad is also a director on the charity Mirza Sharif Ahmad Foundation, which is named after the father of the current head of the Qadiani Ahmadiyya, Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

Offshore Companies are Family Trust Funds

As we will show in subsequent articles, the offshore companies are essentially trust funds set up for various branches of the Mirza family and they are fed through funds siphoned off charitable contributions, incomes from properties and through the gap in international transactions and regulations.

Tahir House, 22 Deer Park Road, London

The building that war mortgaged to T.J. Holdings


It is highly irregular for directors of multiple inter-related charities to transact between them.

Some of the offshore companies that list Mr. Arshad as the intermediary