Posted: 2:48 am ET
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Over 200 people from Pakistan have been named as having offshore companies in the Panama Papers. Media reports say that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is linked to 9 companies connected to his family name. He has faced strong criticism for it at home while he is reportedly in London for a medical checkup. On April 13, somebody with no apparent separation anxiety put up the prime minister for sale on eBay UK with a startling beginning price of £99.99. There are currently 100 bids from 12 bidders. The latest bid as of this writing is £66,200.00.
The seller’s description says “No box or instructions. Buyer must collect. Seller not prepared to touch item. Pick up from central London today, address will be supplied on completion of sale. Buyer must arrange own transport.” And that’s the nicer part of the description.
It looks like the idea started off with UK’s prime minister. A couple of days previously, somebody also tried to sell Prime Minister David Cameron on eBay, although it looks like the listing had been taken down with 5 days to go. There were 153 bids before it was removed.