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Corruption flourishing in Pakistan under Imran Khan: Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: PML-N President and leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said that corruption is flourishing under Prime Minister Imran Khan. The opposition leader was reacting to the newly-released Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International which reported that

Murad Saeed holds PML-N responsible for corruption in road infrastructure projects

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Sunday held Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz responsible for allegedly committing massive corruption in road infrastructure projects. Addressing a press conference flanked by Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Murad Saeed said

Corruption in education

The state of education across the country, particularly Sindh, has been rather dismal. There has been no improvement in educational standards despite various programmes by the provincial government and donors agencies due to widespread corruption and misuse of funds. A

NAB approves 16 corruption inquiries, two investigations

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has authorised conducting 16 inquiries and investigation including against former Sindh minister Nisar Ahmed Khoro and frontman of former federal minister Babar Ghori on charges of corruption and causing losses to national exchequer. The Executive

Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with corruption charges

YANGON: The Myanmar junta has hit deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption charges over claims she accepted illegal payments of gold and more than half a million dollars in cash, state media reported. The country has been

PM praises performance of NAB, Punjab Anti-Corruption Department

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed satisfaction over the performance of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Punjab Anti-Corruption Department in the recovery of plundered wealth. In a series of tweets, the prime minister said both institutions were performing much

Saudi releases Bin Laden tycoon detained in 2017 corruption sweep

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has released construction tycoon Bakr Bin Laden after more than three years since he was detained as part of a corruption crackdown in 2017. The former chairman of Saudi Bin Ladin group and a half-brother of Osama

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Zoysa banned for six years

DUBAI: Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa has been handed a six-year ban from all cricket after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Former Sri Lanka player and coach Nuwan Zoysa has been banned from all cricket for

DC Qambar-Shahdadkot sentenced to seven years for corruption

SUKKUR: An accountability court (AC) in Sukkur announced its reserved judgment in the Municipal Corporation Sukkur corruption case. The court awarded seven years imprisonment to Deputy Commissioner Qambar-Shahdadkot Javed Ahmed Jagirani along with eleven others co-accused in the case. The

Tribal elders accuse KP minister of corruption

ISLAMABAD: A group of tribal elders have staged a protest and accused Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Transport Minister Shah Mohammad Khan of massive corruption. The elders of Sardikhel and Bakakhel tribes of Bannu district have accused the provincial minister Shah Mohammad Khan

China executes ex-banker in bribes, corruption case

BEIJING: China has executed a former top banker accused of taking $260 million worth of bribes and other forms of corruption. Lai Xiaomin, the former chairman of Huarong – one of China’s largest state-controlled asset management firms – was put

Corruption ranking

The eradication of corruption and returning looted wealth either stashed abroad or in possession of influential personalities was one of the defining elements PTI’s manifesto which brought it to power. Despite the passage of over two years, the situation is

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