ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday has decided to resign if the court rejects his pre-arrest bail petition, sources told Geo News.  An accountability court hearing a corruption reference against Dar issued bailable warrants of arrest after he failed to appear in court. Hours after the issuance of warrants, a team of the National […]

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Issued by Transparency International Secretariat More than two-thirds of the promises made by states and organisations to fight corruption at the May 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit are now either complete or have seen progress, according to a report by Transparency International. Forty-three countries and six international organisations made a total of 648 promises. These ranged from […]

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As America braced itself for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the past few weeks, the cryptocurrency world endured its own massive storm. Though prices are rising once again, the most popular digital currency, Bitcoin, plummeted on news that China shuttered all cryptocurrency exchanges, and Citibank Chairman Jamie Dimon threatened to fire any of his traders […]

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In an interview with Sputnik, Hannes Gissurarson, a professor of political science at the University of Iceland, argued that Iceland’s Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson’s call for an early parliamentary election following “unfounded” allegations that his party had covered up a child sex abuse scandal was a result of a mere misunderstanding. Gissurarson also argued that Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, who resigned […]

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PUNJAB Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan insists PML-N is not talking against the institution of the judiciary. LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the alleged use of the Supreme Court name for political purposes. Talking to journalists here on Tuesday, he criticised the opposition, […]

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LONDON – Iceland will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. President Gudni Th. Johannesson said Monday it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing parliament. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson resigned Saturday […]

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In a concession to opposition parties and the protesters who hounded Prime Minister Sigmunder David Gunnlaugsson out of office, Iceland’s government announced that it would hold elections in autumn. The Progressive Party and the Independence Party announced their decision hours after handing the briefly vacant premier post to Fisheries and Agriculture Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannssonn, […]

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Issued by Transparency International Secretariat More than two-thirds of the promises made by states and organisations to fight corruption at the May 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit are now either complete or have seen progress, according to a report by Transparency International. Forty-three countries and six international organisations made a total of 648 promises. These ranged from […]

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Addressing Corruption with Clarity By Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, September 18, 2017 September 18, 2017 Introduction Thank you, Norm, for your generous introduction and for helping organize today’s forum. My thanks go as well to the Brookings Institution, the IFC, and the Partnership for Transparency Fund — in particular Frank […]

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Allegations that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s wife owned a mysterious offshore Panama company called Egrant triggered a general election three months ago.  Over 100 days since the election, many questions remain unanswered and – if anything – the whole situation has become murkier.  Lovin Malta had closely followed the Egrant case in the months before the election […]

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LONDON — Iceland will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. President Gudni Johannesson said Monday it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing Parliament. Advertisement Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson resigned Saturday […]

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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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