In an attempt to tighten the noose around the affluent tax evaders,the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will target residents of the upscale neighbourhoods in metropolitan cities.
Talking to media about the move,FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa said on Wednesday that residential landholders in the posh areas would be the first target of the . . . →Read More:FBR to go after the rich
Microsoft Pakistan said on Tuesday that it had sponsored a foreign trip for a Punjab government official but denied the allegation that it was a bribe to secure a government tender.
Refraining to mention anything about the official’s spouse who had also been on the trip,Microsoft described the trip as a necessary reference site . . . →Read More:MS Bribe 2.0
By Shahbaz Rana
The federal government has decided to file a review petition against the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s judgment to audit secret funds of the country’s prime intelligence agencies.
The review petition is likely to be filed this week as the federal government has already completed the consultation process,said sources in the . . . →Read More:Government wants to audit ‘secret agencies’ funds
Political parties are seen by the publics in most countries as the most corrupt institutions in their societies,according to the latest survey by the anti-corruption watchdog,Transparency International (TI) released Tuesday.
. . . →Read More:Political parties most corrupt institutions globally
The fixation we have with comparing ourselves to Incredible India has been served. In news that comes partly as surprise and partly as reconfirmation of extreme-case apprehensions that have found resonance in recent years,total funds amounting to 1,441 million Swiss francs belonging to Pakistani individuals and entities are lying in Swiss banks.
It is . . . →Read More:Stand Up for the Real Champions
A Pakistani organization that was awarded $89.4 million in 2011 to create jobs for farmers has given grants to 110 agriculture projects,but has so far failed to create a single job and is managing its project so poorly it could be shut down before the end of the summer.
. . . →Read More:Why did USAID give millions to inexperienced NGO
LONDON:London Metropolitan Police has interrogated two leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement and recovered important archives as well as high valued diamonds,jewellery from two bank lockers.
According to sources,police had tracked the details of bank lockers while conducting search operation on Altaf Hussain and his relative’s homes.
. . . →Read More:Altaf Hussain cornered
The federal government has proposed withdrawing the powers of the National Assembly speaker and Senate chairperson allowing the holders of the offices to grant themselves unlimited privileges,along with drastically slashing the travel allowance of parliamentarians,in a bid to stem the misuse of taxpayers’ money.
. . . →Read More:Perks plucked
During the last five years (2008-2013),the prime minister office spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the treatment of bureaucrats and politicians abroad.
According to a Cabinet Division document available with Dawn,the beneficiaries got the treatment in countries like the US,UK,India and China.
Most of the approvals for the treatment abroad . . . →Read More:Fortunes spent on legislators and bureaucrats abroad