Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was acquitted by a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in the SGS-Cotecna references on Tuesday.
SGS-Cotecna reference pertains to the award of pre-shipment contracts in which the accused had allegedly received six per cent kickback.
The court said . . . → Read More: NAB acquits ex-President Zardari in major corruption cases
By DR NIAZ MURTAZA
BY winning the recent Punjab LG polls, the Sharifs have re-demonstrated their political hold in the province and by extension in Pakistan. Counting tenures as chief executives federally or provincially, the Sharifs have ruled Pakistan longer than any dictator or political family (party-wise, the PPP is still . . . → Read More: Sharifs lack the political vision
Of late a Mr. Malik Siraj Akbar is proving to be quite the jack in the box; popping up right on time with an eager-to-influence-the-narrative blog post when PAK-US relations experience an upward trend.
His recent blog post for the Huffington Post can only be described as pure . . . → Read More: Malik Siraj Akbar – Terrorist Poodle
What a mess
Reproducing news snippets from different newspapers and TV channel websites reference Moon Garden building:
“The builder, Abdul Razzak Khamosh, owned a 363-yard plot in Gulshan-e-Maymar, which he replaced with a 4,000-square-yard plot at the current location, in connivance with the KMC and revenue board officials. Subsequently, the Moon Garden project was . . . → Read More: The law that is blind, deaf and retarded
The prime minister’s visit to the US in October had all the trappings of recent previous ones by Pakistani heads of state or government: colour-synced ties matching those of the US president, dozens of relatives and hangers on in tow, and a bemused, I-would-rather-be-playing-golf-than-meet-this-guy look on the host’s face.
Nonetheless, these trips are regarded as . . . → Read More: The political embarrassments of Pakistan
Debt was 1,500 Billion at end of Musharraf’s Govt…..Jumped to 14,000 Billion at end of Zardari’s term; PML-N Govt has borrowed 18,800 Billion in just 18 months, and the term is not over yet
The figures showing the increase in our National debt are frightening. They show that not only are our leaders incompetent, but . . . → Read More: Democracy at its worst!
The provincial assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the much-propagated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission Bill, 2013, which provides for the establishment of a five-member Ehtesab Commission and appointment of a director general for preventing corruption and corrupt practices and to hold accountable all public officeholders for these practices.
Under the Act, within 30 days of the . . . → Read More: KP Assembly passes bill against corruption
Malaysian police questioned on Friday former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is under investigation after calling on the current prime minister to step down over a financial scandal.
Mahathir, Malaysia’s longest-serving leader who remains a highly respected and influential figure, has become the fiercest critic of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is facing pressure . . . → Read More: Mahatir’s remarks on Malaysian PM