SHC orders Sindh govt to suspend 500 officials facing corruption cases

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the provincial government to remove all officials facing corruption and criminal cases from their posts and return their ill-gotten wealth. The SHC’s division bench, headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, heard the plea filed

Austrian ex-finance minister jailed eight years for corruption

VIENNA: A Vienna court has sentenced flamboyant former Austrian finance minister to eight years in prison in the country’s biggest corruption trial. Karl-Heinz Grasser was found guilty of abuse of power and involvement in kickbacks totaling 9.6 million Euros over

India ranked most corrupt country in Asia

NEW DELHI: India has emerged as having the highest bribery rate of 39 percent in the Asian region and the highest rate of people (46 percent) who used personal connections to access public services, according to a recent survey report

ACE summons two SBCA officers in corruption cases

KARACHI: Anti-Corruption Establishment has summoned two officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority on October 24 for an inquiry into several corruption cases. SBCA Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town Director Sarfaraz Hussain, Deputy Director Sami Sheikh and inspector Sajad have been summoned to

Opposition parties have united to cover up corruption: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that opposition parties have united to cover up corruption. During the press conference, Shibli Faraz said that the country’s economy is running well, despite coronavirus’s difficulties, the economy has improved, he added.  The Information

ACE absolves DMC East officers over corruption in advertising dept

KARACHI: Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) is set to absolve officers of District Municipality Corporation (DMC) East from alleged corruption by allowing billboards and hoardings in violation of Supreme Court orders. ACE Karachi East Zone-11 Deputy Director Lal Dino Mangi received a

Sindh Health Dept transfers officials over misuse of COVID-19 funds

KARACHI: Sindh Health Department has transferred officers facing corruption allegations and misappropriation of funds for efforts against the coronavirus pandemic. Additional Director, Karachi Health Directorate, Dr Nasrullah Memon has been relieved from his post and has been directed to report

Former Malaysian PM found guilty in corruption trial

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak was found guilty of corruption on Tuesday in the first trial linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The former prime minister who had led the country

Court to indict Zardari in corruption reference via video link

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has decided to indict former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Thatta Water Supply corruption reference via video link. Judge Azam Khan resumed hearing on one of the corruption references against the PPP leader on Wednesday

Former SBCA officers involved in massive corruption

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has failed to taken action against former director-general Zafar Ahsan and director Adil Omar who are allegedly involved in corruption worth Rs17 billion. The corruption allegations against suspended director Adil Omar Siddiqui were

Corruption, malpractices category added to Citizen’s Portal

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s Citizens Portal complaint lodging mechanism has added a new category allowing citizens to file separate complaints regarding corruption and other malpractices. In accordance to the instructions given by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Performance Delivery Unit

Corruption Perception Index

Despite the government claims of tackling corruption and launching a stringent accountability drive, Pakistan has fared poorly in a new global report released by Transparency International. According to the report, Pakistan slipped three points in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)

Pakistan drops three spots on Corruption Perceptions Index

BERLIN: According to a report released by Transparency International (TI), an international non-governmental organization headquartered in Berlin, Pakistan was ranked 120 out of 180 countries on the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). To rate countries, CPI uses a scale of

Plea bargain laws

Plea bargain is perhaps one of the most controversial laws in Pakistan. It allows a suspect who has been accused of massive corruption and financial irregularities to voluntarily return a small portion to the authorities and escape punishment. This law

Over 2500 officials removed from BISP beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD: A total of 2543 government officials, ranging from Grade 17 to 21, who were receiving funds from the Benazir Income Support Program have been removed. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry provided a list that included some

Govt committed to ensure accountability, says PM’s aide

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Accountability Shehzad Akbar has clarified that the government cannot compromise on its core pledge of ensuring accountability of corrupt people. Addressing a joint news conference with Communication Minister Murad Saeed, he said the new

PPP’s defeat in Larkana by-poll is revolt against corruption: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the recent defeat of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Larkana by-poll was the revolt against corruption. Ashiq Awan said that posted a series

Pakistan-sponsored resolution adopted at UN moot on corruption

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan-sponsored resolution on strengthening the role of parliaments in preventing and combating corruption has been adopted unanimously at a UN conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A wide range of developing and developed countries from all geographical regions co-sponsored

Sudan’s ex-president gets two years detention for corruption

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir was sentenced Saturday to two years’ detention in a correctional centre for corruption. Bashir  wasas deposed by the army in April after months of mass protests against his three-decade rule. He appeared in court

Society must discourage corruption, says President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the corruption society should be discouraged by society and a corrupt must be excluded. Dr. Arif Alvi posted a tweet in which he wrote that besides laws and non-partisan implementation, the society

Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day was observed around the world including Pakistan with a solemn message to stand united against corruption for development, peace and security. Corruption is a serious crime that undermines social and economic development in all societies. No country,

Anti-corruption drive will bring prosperity to Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the Anti-Corruption App called ‘Report Corruption’ in connection with International Anti-Corruption Day. Addressing the ceremony, he termed it as a major step in making the country corruption free. He expressed hope that

Corrupt elements being held accountable, says President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has on Monday said Pakistan is passing through a defining moment where corrupt elements are being held accountable across the board. Addressing a seminar in connection with International Anti-Corruption Day, the president said it is

Corruption has destroyed country’s image, says Javed Iqbal

RAWALPINDI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Friday said that corruption has destroyed the image of the country. Addressing a ceremony in Rawalpindi, Javed Iqbal said that the NAB was trying hard to transform Pakistan into

Cases of mega financial misconducts to be taken to a logical conclusion: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: Chairman NAB Justice (ret) Javed Iqbal said on Wednesday that bringing huge corruption cases to their logical end “is the bureau’s highest priority.” Mr. Iqbal was chairing a meeting of the bureau’s executive board to review advancements attained in

Alleged land grabber who ‘fooled public at large’ arrested

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau has detained an alleged land grabber involved in swindling public at large by defrauding around 1100 allottees. Suspect Haji Adam Jokhio launched bogus projects, illegally allotting state land by carving out plots. He allegedly allotted 70

NAB approves filing of three corruption references

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved filing of three corruption references against various individuals for inflicting loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer. The approval was granted during the executive meeting of the anti-corruption watchdog held

NAB approves four inquiries against various individuals, entities

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday approved four corruption inquiries against various individuals and entities. The decision was taken in the Executive Board meeting of the anti-corruption watchdog chaired by chairman Justice retired Javed Iqbal. Those who will

ACE Punjab has recovered 108 bn : Buzdar

LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) of Punjab has recovered about Rs108 billion, said to be a “historic” amount in the past year, provincial Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced in a tweet on Sunday. پاکستان تحریک انصاف کی بنیاد کرپشن کے

Judicial remand of Talpur, Zardari extended till Sept 19

ISLAMABAD:  Accountability Court extended the judicial remand of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till Sept 19 in the money laundering and Park Lane references on Thursday. Justice Raja Jawad Abbas led the hearing