Corruption

ISLAMABAD: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan has planned to hold an ‘Awami March’ on July 19 (Friday) in Rawalpindi against inflation and other public issues. Addressing a press conference here, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Islamabad Nasrullah Randhawa Monday said JI Ameer Siraj-ul-Haq would lead the march, which would be held in front of Liaquat Bagh. He said that […]

Germany:  Taxmen in 22 countries worldwide have raked in more than $1.2 billion in fines and back taxes thanks to the 2016 “Panama Papers” leak of information about offshore dealings, media reported Wednesday. Britain has recouped some $253 million, France $136 million and Australia $93 million, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) posted on […]

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday inaugurated Sir Syed Express, a non-stop train from Rawalpindi to Karachi, to facilitate passengers and earn revenue for Pakistan Railways. Addressing the launch ceremony at Rawalpindi Railway Station, Prime Minister Khan emphasised on curbing financial corruption in all institutions of the country, saying nobody will be given ‘National Reconciliation Ordinance […]

Imran Jan | Leonardo Dicaprio, in his movie The Wolf of Wallstreet, says, “I’ve been a rich man, and I’ve been a poor man. And I choose to be rich every time.” Maryam Safdar, who was chosen amongst BBC’s 100 women list in 2017, an impressive feat despite the massive allegations of theft and corruption, […]

Data analytics and data mining are helping Victorian government agencies prevent corruption, a report by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog has found. IBAC CEO Alistair Maclean. The Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) in 2018 carried out a review of integrity frameworks across 38 Victorian government agencies to find out what they were doing to prevent and […]

Five years after deadly street protests toppled Ukraine’s Kremlin-backed leader, voters are offering their verdict on what’s happened since. A first round of presidential elections left President Petro Poroshenko facing an April 21 runoff against the country’s most-watched comedian, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a political novice. Polls show that Poroshenko, weighed down by plunging popularity amid a […]

Here are some key takeaways: —A close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Bank Rossiya, a Russian bank that has been blacklisted by the U.S. and the EU, laundered hundreds of millions of dollars, the documents allege. The associate in question is Sergey Roldugin, a classical cellist and conductor who is a childhood friend […]

What voters should know as they head to the polls Over the next four days, citizens from 28 countries across the European Union (EU) will cast their vote in one of the largest democratic elections worldwide. With 751 seats at stake in the European Parliament and each Member of Parliament (MEP) poised to serve a […]

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Maryam Nawaz, claiming that she had rejected the narrative of her party’s president and uncle, Shahbaz Sharif. Addressing a press conference at the Press Information Department, Dr Awan responded […]

Democracy does not just arrive like a prize when a country achieves a certain level of GDP, writes John Feffer IF YOU are a supporter of Donald Trump — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health.Recent elections in these countries […]

The brave individuals who report wrongdoing at work are vital for exposing corrupt schemes and actions. Countless lives and billions of dollars of public funds have been saved thanks to whistleblowers. Too often, however, they face retaliation after bringing corruption, fraud and financial malpractice to light. These attacks are sometimes professional, sometimes legal, and can […]

Pope Francis attends a meeting with indigenous people of the Amazon region in the Coliseo Regional Madre de Dios, Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo by EPA/LUCA ZENNARO/MaxPPP) Shocked by stories of atrocities against Amazonian natives at the height of the early-twentieth-century rubber boom, Pope Pius X’s first encyclical in 1912 was called Lacrimabili statu […]

Pope Francis attends a meeting with indigenous people of the Amazon region in the Coliseo Regional Madre de Dios, Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo by EPA/LUCA ZENNARO/MaxPPP) Shocked by stories of atrocities against Amazonian natives at the height of the early-twentieth-century rubber boom, Pope Pius X’s first encyclical in 1912 was called Lacrimabili statu […]

Issued by Transparency International Secretariat The scandal in Austria surrounding former Vice Chancellor Heinz Christian Strache highlights the ease with which the abuse of power and manipulation of political landscapes can happen, even in countries considered to have low levels of corruption, Transparency International said today. The global anti-corruption coalition urged greater transparency around public procurement, […]

Expect plenty of such stories from the Amazonian bishops at October’s synod, along with vivid testimony of the gut-wrenching destruction of lives, livelihoods and the ecosystem on which they depend. The church’s presence is a life-or-death matter: Who else, globally, can stand up for the Amazonian peoples? Yet the sheer distances involved and the lack […]