Pakistan’s rank drops in Corruption Perception Index 2020

On Thursday, Transparency International, a Berlin-based non-profit organization, working to combat global corruption, released its annual index Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2020. Pakistan’s rank has dropped in the index even further. It has scored 31 out of 100 on a scale of 0 being highly corrupt to 100 as very clean and was ranked… Continue reading Pakistan’s rank drops in Corruption Perception Index 2020

NAB investigation on NICVD’s financial affairs takes a new turn

On Thursday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued call up notices to five National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) officers and requested records of 26 other NICVD officers, including the head of HR and chief operating officer (COO), Azra Maqsood, reported ARY news. This was done in view of the corruption charges initiated by NAB… Continue reading NAB investigation on NICVD’s financial affairs takes a new turn

Action against Shehbaz family quickens in wake of SC orders

An accountability court has rejected a plea of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), seeking the physical remand of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in the money laundering case and started proceedings to declare his daughter a fugitive. Shehbaz sent to jail on judicial remand “There is no justification for extending the physical remand of Shehbaz,” a… Continue reading Action against Shehbaz family quickens in wake of SC orders

NAB took away my ‘special seat’ on orders of PM Imran: Shehbaz

Shahbaz Sharif has complained in court that he had called for a special chair from home for back pain which was withdrawn by NAB on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The case against Shahbaz Sharif and others was heard in the accountability court. The NAB team presented Shahbaz Sharif to the accountability court.… Continue reading NAB took away my ‘special seat’ on orders of PM Imran: Shehbaz

Makhdoom Amin Fahim’s son disqualified from public office on corruption case

Yesterday, Justice Inam Ali Kalharo in the accountability court at Hyderabad disqualified Makhdoom Jalil-ul-Zaman, son of late PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim, and the Provincial Minister For Revenue, for ten years in a Rs 1.5 crore corruption case. On the other hand, the court granted Makhdoom Jalil-ul-Zaman’s plea bargain and released him. Judge Kalharo ordered… Continue reading Makhdoom Amin Fahim’s son disqualified from public office on corruption case

The most loss incurring factor of Pakistani government organizations like PIA

While I was Manager Hotel Contracts from 2012 to 2014 for PIA having had to manage 1700 Million Rupees worth of international contracts every year, I started to hold competition under Public Procurement Rules which were opposed by many airline executives especially line pilots on executive posts. However, I kept firm and as I went… Continue reading The most loss incurring factor of Pakistani government organizations like PIA

NAB challenges Nawaz Sharif bail in Avenfield reference at IHC

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a petition on Thursday in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s bail in the Avenfield reference. NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi filed the petition seeking cancellation of bail. The petition maintained that the former prime minister is a convict in the Avenfield… Continue reading NAB challenges Nawaz Sharif bail in Avenfield reference at IHC

NAB to investigate financial fraud worth millions at Pakistan Post

A local newspaper has reported that the Pakistan Post Office (PPOD) has been party to a financial fraud entailing millions of rupees due to the connivance of PPOD officials. According to documents the management of PPOD, in 2012, signed a contract with M/s Telconet to automate the workings of seven financial functions in 83 general… Continue reading NAB to investigate financial fraud worth millions at Pakistan Post

NAB chief Javed Iqbal assures SC of swift progress in corruption cases

NAB chairman assured the apex court that he would be personally reviewing and evaluating the reports submitted by each regional office of the bureau on a monthly basis about the progress made in corruption references. The report said the director general (operations) had been told to personally engage with all regional director generals to oversee… Continue reading NAB chief Javed Iqbal assures SC of swift progress in corruption cases