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 […]

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 […]

The financial misconduct of Nawaz Sharif and his family were all stories until 2016 when the Panama Papers were leaked. The Pakistan Supreme Court’s sentencing the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years and his daughter Maryam Nawaz to seven years in jail in the Panama Papers’ case has left many in the country […]

It is worth remembering that general elections are being held in Pakistan on 25 July this year. While earlier, only Nawaz Sharif had been disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan from contesting elections, now his daughter Maryam has also stands disqualified after being convicted in the graft case. Since last year, the Pakistani Army […]

It is worth remembering that general elections are being held in Pakistan on 25 July this year. While earlier, only Nawaz Sharif had been disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan from contesting elections, now his daughter Maryam has also stands disqualified after being convicted in the graft case. Since last year, the Pakistani Army […]

Nawaz Sharif was disqualified a few months ago by the Supreme Court for not fulfilling the constitutional criteria for honesty and sagacity. (Source: Reuters/File) For the first 23 years after independence in 1947, Pakistanis were denied the right to vote. Since 1970, they have been allowed to vote intermittently but they are still denied the […]

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to corruption charges related to four London properties, the UK Chapter of Transparency International has asked the British government to investigate those assets and no longer provide a safe haven to Nawaz Sharif and his family. “If a UK investigation concludes that the properties have been bought with corrupt money, then the authorities […]