Corruption

Pakistan goes to polls under a caretaker government amid judicial activism and militant attacks. Former Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, heading a six-member cabinet, took over as caretaker prime minister on June 1, 2018 to oversee the general election scheduled for July 25, 2018. As campaigning for votes began, the focus is actually on the three […]

ormer Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials upon their arrival in Lahore on Friday night (13 July), and subsequently whisked away to Islamabad on a chartered flight..    In July 2017, just when Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif was a year away from becoming the […]

Supreme Court of Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will take up the plea of an international firm seeking Volume 10 of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report in the Panama Papers case against the Sharif family tomorrow (Monday). Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed will hear the case in chambers. Sardar Latif Khosa will appear on […]

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan on Friday and was arrested by the country’s anti-graft agency following a conviction on corruption charges. Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were taken into custody at the airport in the eastern city of Lahore immediately after the aircraft carrying them from Abu Dhabi landed, just before 9 p.m. (1600 UTC), […]

Tax havens hate attention. Places such as Jersey, Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands made a handsome living from helping their clients break other countries’ laws for decades, without anyone really noticing. And they liked it that way. Then came the 2007-8 financial crisis, and the good times ended. Rich nations, angry over the loss to their budgets caused […]

Pakistan’s former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the United Nations, September 27, 2015. Image from Flickr by United Nations Women. CC: BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is set to return to Pakistan from the United Kingdom (U.K.) after a Pakistani Accountability Court has sentenced him to ten years in […]

He has always advocated avoiding confrontation with the military establishment and the judiciary, and is campaigning primarily on the record of his party’s governance. He has a reputation as an able administrator who delivered developmental projects on time. But he lacks the charisma and the mass support that Nawaz and Maryam Sharif have. And their […]

SUKKUR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, addressing a public meeting at City Point bypass here late on Monday evening, warned that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz founder Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari were hand in glove in plundering the exchequer and siphoning off the country’s wealth into their accounts abroad. Through corruption […]

Pakistan’s former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the United Nations, September 27, 2015. Image from Flickr by United Nations Women. CC: BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is set to return to Pakistan from the United Kingdom (U.K.) after a Pakistani Accountability Court has sentenced him to ten years in […]

By Sofia Christensen Corruption drains $148 billion annually from Africa, according to the African Union. At an estimated 25 percent of the continent’s average gross domestic product, the AU calls it a huge drain on Africa’s productivity. At the 31st AU Summit in Mauritania last week, African heads of state said they want to prevent […]

Pakistan’s former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the United Nations, September 27, 2015. Image from Flickr by United Nations Women. CC: BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pakistan’s former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is set to return to Pakistan from the United Kingdom (U.K.) after a Pakistani Accountability Court has sentenced him to ten years in […]

DAKAR —  Corruption drains $148 billion annually from Africa, according to the African Union. At an estimated 25 percent of the continent’s average gross domestic product, the AU calls it a huge drain on Africa’s productivity. At the 31st AU Summit in Mauritania last week, African heads of state said they want to prevent billions […]