Corruption

ISLAMABAD —  A by-election this week in Pakistan’s second-largest city, Lahore, shows undercurrents of change and possible upheaval in the ruling party that could impact general elections next year. A low voter turnout also suggests that governing and opposition parties alike have an uphill battle to sell their narratives to the public. Sunday’s election in […]

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Close Marina Walker Guevara will speak at the AMU Tuesday, Sept. 19. Photo courtesy of Marina Walker Guevara Marina Walker Guevara will speak at the AMU Tuesday, Sept. 19. Photo courtesy of Marina Walker Guevara Close Modal Window Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and coordinator of the Panama […]

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Simon Busuttil’s tenure as PN leader has come to an end after four years characterised by a dogged campaign against corrupt government but which ended with a massive defeat at the polls. What did he do right? Where did he go wrong? Jacob Borg and Keith Micallef sought the view of political commentators. ‘Crusader who […]

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LAHORE: Invoking the Supreme Court’s observation that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was acting like a “Sicilian Mafia”, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was not an impartial body but rather a “Nawaz-Zardari Commission” that was being used to blackmail him. Speaking to journalists at Allama Iqbal International […]

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PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: FILE PHOTO Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that the Panama Papers case and its judgment had caused a lot of trouble for the Sharif family but still there were some “thieves and dacoits” in Parliament. Addressing a public meeting, he said there would be a high-tension match […]

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The CPI has launched a month-long campaign against the alleged “pro-corporate” policies of the Narendra Modi government. Party General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said the campaign will expose the “anti-people and corrupt policies” of the Centre. Reddy said the Modi government had brought misery upon the people and its policies had resulted in the spread […]

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Watching her campaign, one would think Maryam Nawaz was running for election. In fact, she is canvassing for her parents, defending the legacy of her father, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s recently ousted prime minister, and fighting for the election of her mother, who has been picked to succeed him in parliament. For weeks, Maryam, 43, has […]

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The CPI has launched a month-long campaign against the alleged “pro-corporate” policies of the Narendra Modi government. Party General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said the campaign will expose the “anti-people and corrupt policies” of the Centre. Reddy said the Modi government had brought misery upon the people and its policies had resulted in the spread […]

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Will the United States of America and the United Kingdom just ignore all the media hype and regulatory findings regarding alleged corruption in South Africa? Will they allow corrupt trading involving their electronic and banking systems, especially by companies with US and UK connections? Most unlikely, given the recent developments in global anti-bribery and corruption […]

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Will the United States of America and the United Kingdom just ignore all the media hype and regulatory findings regarding alleged corruption in South Africa? Will they allow corrupt trading involving their electronic and banking systems, especially by companies with US and UK connections? Most unlikely, given the recent developments in global anti-bribery and corruption […]

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The European Parliament called for tighter anti-corruption measures on Wednesday and for an investigation into reports that Azerbaijan paid off EU decision-makers who spoke favorably about the country’s dismal human rights record. European Parliament (Photo: Hemicycle.jpg,CC BY-SA 3.0)In a resolution that was overwhelmingly approved, the parliamentarians, among other, condemned “attempts by Azerbaijan and other autocratic […]

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Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, outgoing leader of the Opposition Simon Busuttil, tourism minister Konrad Mizzi, OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri and former Allied Newspapers managing director Adrian Hillman gathered in judge Antonio Mizzi’s courtroom this morning as their lawyers prepared to make submissions in seven appeals filed against the launch of an inquiry into […]

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RAWALPINDI: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq on Monday announced a revolt against what he called the ‘corrupt system’, saying he is a son of a labour and does not bow down before corrupt elements. Leading the “Accountability March” being held from Lahore to Islamabad here, he said that the corrupt and drug mafias had taken Pakistan hostage, […]

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