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Will Pakistan overcome its demons to attract foreign investors

News Analysis | Over the last couple of years, Pakistan’s image has been developing as an investment hub, but the markets in 2017, experienced some...

Bureaucratic corruption: Ahad Cheema arrested by NAB

News Analysis | National Accountability of Bureau (NAB) arrested the former Director General (DG) of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema from his office on Wednesday....

End of the road for Nawaz?

News Analysis | Former premier and now former chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was disqualified once again by the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan...

Netanyahu’s friend agrees to testify against him on corruption probe

AFP | One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has agreed to testify against him in a graft probe, Israeli police said Wednesday,...

NAB starts corruption inquiry against four former senior military officers

News Analysis | The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chief Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has approved reopening of a 2 billion rupees graft reference against four...

Beyond Lodhran by-election

Saad Rasool | This week, in NA-154 Lodhra’n, PTI heavy weight Ali Tareen (read: Jehangir Tareen) lost the by-election to Syed Iqbal Shah – a...

Israel corruption case turns spotlight on PM Netanyahu and family

AFP | Israeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour...

State Bank Pakistan reports decline in Foreign Direct Investment

News Analysis | Foreign direct investment (FDI) has witnessed a drop of 3 % during the first seven months of this fiscal year, according to...

Sharjeel Memon indictment shows the discriminatory role institutions play for PPP...

News Analysis | Former Information Minister of Sindh Sharjeel Memon and 11 others were indicted by the accountability court in Karachi in a corruption reference...

NAB requests interior ministry to place name of Nawaz, Maryam and...

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday requested the Interior Ministry to place the name of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz...

Corrupt Israeli PM to be investigated by police

AFP | Israeli police recommended Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for alleged corruption, shaking the country's politics and raising questions over whether...

Islamabad High Court sets precedence asks to investigate Musharraf for corruption

News Analysis | On 10 February 2018 Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate General Pervez Musharraf over alleged corruption...

Zardari’s call for PPP’s return to power

Asif Haroon Raja | For over six months, Asif Ali Zardari has been confidently claiming that the PPP will form governments in the centre and...

The Court of Verdict Should be the Supreme Court not the...

Junaid Ali Malik | Throughout the history of Pakistan, there have been certain verdicts taken by the Supreme Court that have managed to shatter the...

Using nepotism in the pursuit of ‘Power’

Shiffa Yousafzai | Suo motu action taken by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and his summon spree in the last few...

Is Nawaz really a threat to democracy?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have accused ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif of attempting to derail democracy. PPP senior leaders criticized...

Britain using new law to clampdown on corruption money

AFP | Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their wealth in a new British clampdown on organised crime, Security and Economic Crime Minister...

Accountability court allows NAB to record witness statements via video link

News Analysis | The accountability court hearing three corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt(Retd) Safdar on Friday, allowed National Accountability Bureau (NAB)...

Accountability court delays JIT head testimony till Feb 8 in Dar...

News Analysis | The accountability court has postponed the testimony of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and FIA Additional Director Wajid Zia until February...

Six more witnesses record statement against Dar in graft case

News Analysis | The accountability court hearing the corruption case against the former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar recorded the statement of six more witnesses on...

Shehbaz Sharif delivers angry speech after NAB hearing

News Analysis | Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday. He was summoned for an inquiry for...

Nawaz Sharif takes a jab at Imran Khan and PTI

News Analysis | Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif criticized his opponents for not showing a spark of decency while addressing a party rally in Haripur...

Sharif appears before the accountability court amid tight security

News Analysis | Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (Retd.) Safdar appeared before the accountability court today amid tight security...

Saudi women attend first public event with their families

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be putting his best foot forward when enthusiastic women soccer fans this week attend...

Elections 2018

Ikram Sehgal | Squabbling and endlessly bickering on issues not of any public importance, our parliamentarians may clamour passionately for early elections, yet not enough...

What’s behind the Sharifs’ trip to Saudi?

News Desk | Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the midst of corruption allegations and political turmoil. He is...

After years of war Iraq now battles corruption

AFP | They have fled the country, their pockets full, or been released from prison under amnesties: despite Iraq's "war" on corruption, those guilty of...

Why Prince Al-Waleed is refusing to kow tow to Mohammad bin...

James M Dorsey | Incarcerated for almost two months in a gilded cage in Riyadh’s luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel, Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal appears...

Why accountability of house of Sharif is in doubt?

News Analysis | The conspiracy theory says Nawaz is back. The media’s narrative is built on Nawaz’s ability to penetrate the system and apparent success...

Iranian filmmaker facing jail for film highlighting corruption

AFP | It is not easy to lead a good and virtuous life in Iran if the film-maker Mohammad Rasoulof's latest film, "A Man of...

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