July 29, 2017

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: In Pakistan, there’s turmoil after the Supreme Court dismissed the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, from his position following a corruption scandal. The five-judge bench said they did not believe Sharif was honest or trustworthy. As NPR’s Diaa Hadid reports from Islamabad, the court’s decision has divided Pakistan. UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: (Chanting in […]

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today demanded the resignation of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the Panama Papers issue, citing the case of Nawaz Sharif who quit as Pakistani prime minister. Gandhi alleged, “Sharif resigned after his and his family’s name figured in the Panama Papers scandal but Chief Minister Raman Singh’s family is […]

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday accused the BJP government at the Centre of protecting big names from India whose involvement in corruption had been exposed by the leaked Panama papers. Reacting to the Pakistan Supreme Court’s order disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over undeclared assets, senior AAP leader Ashutosh said that it has […]

Fifteen months have elapsed, but the Anti-Corruption Commission has yet to complete their inquiry into the 11 names that cropped up in the Panama Papers in connection with offshore entities with roots in Bangladesh. ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud yesterday said they were working to collect information about the individuals concerned but do not have enough […]

I found Zenobia Aunty scratching her head. Trying to be helpful, I trotted to the neighbourhood store and promptly presented her with a bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo, only to have it violently thrown at me. Ouch! This did hurt, I wish I had purchased a smaller bottle. Zenobia Aunty, who touts herself as an anti-corruption, […]

In such a system, even steps like Mr. Sharif’s removal, which nominally reinforce accountability and the rule of law, can deepen decidedly undemocratic norms. Though justice prevailed, so did perceptions that it is applied selectively. Though corruption was punished, so was, in the eyes of many of Mr. Sharif’s supporters, defiance of the military. The […]

[PANAMA CITY] The disqualification on Friday of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations is the latest twist in the so-called Panama Papers scandal: WHAT ARE THE PANAMA PAPERS? A trove of 11.5 million digital records from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that revealed how many of the world’s […]

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: In Pakistan, there’s turmoil after the Supreme Court dismissed the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, from his position following a corruption scandal. The five-judge bench said they did not believe Sharif was honest or trustworthy. As NPR’s Diaa Hadid reports from Islamabad, the court’s decision has divided Pakistan. UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: (Chanting in […]

The situation in Malta is so absurd that a country like Pakistan is teaching Malta lessons on how justice should be done, the PN has said in a statement. “Like Malta, the Prime Minister of Pakistan faces serious allegations of corruption, with direct involvement in the Panama Papers.” “Today, the Pakistani Supreme Court decided to […]