Corruption or negligence: The (not so) curious case of Murad Ali Shah’s resignation

Murad Ali Shah has proven to be a facilitator in a money laundering case carried out on instructions of the Supreme Court. PHOTO: PPI

Globally, it is common for politicians and public officials to step down from office if an allegation is made against them and an investigation is ongoing. After all, being in the public eye entails that one allegation is enough to cause lasting damage to one’s reputation and career. Thus, once a concern is raised, it is in the official’s best interest to step down instead of remaining at a post paid for through the public exchequer. 

For instance, some leaders across the globe voluntarily stepped down after their names were included in the Panama Papers scandal. Unfortunately in Pakistan, those who were similarly accused – such as former prime minister ... read more at: