In its first official and detailed report on the high-profile interrogation of Asif Ali Zardari’s right hand man Dr Asim Hussain since his arrest on August 26, the Sindh Rangers have come up with astonishing figures of corruption with hundreds of billions pocketed by Dr Asim and his bosses.
The 12-page report, officially sent to . . . → Read More: Massive kickback received by Dr Asim
A former deputy chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Hassan Wasim Afzal, on Wednesday told a court that the original record in the SGS-Cotecna reference he provided to the then Ehtesab bench in 1998 had gone missing.
Testifying before the accountability court judge, Mohammad Bashir, the former NAB official stated that he himself brought . . . → Read More: Questiong Zardari’s Corruption Ventures
Imagine that every time you have a lapse in judgment, it gets printed in newspapers around the world: every time you lose patience with your children, every time you scream at someone in traffic, every time you drink too much and do something you regret. Each time you . . . → Read More: HONY’s last words on Pakistan
By Syed Talat Hussain
Pakistan’s political progress can be likened to a rocking chair: moves much but doesn’t go anywhere. Most explanations of this state of perpetual stagnation centre on leadership. The popular, and to a great extent correct, belief is that leaders, both military and civilians, have brought the country to this . . . → Read More: Exposed but shameless politicians
The country’s security czar has made it clear to the Sindh government that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will continue its crackdown against corrupt officials throughout the country.
On Monday, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah had contacted Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressing concerns over the federal government’s recent decision to allow . . . → Read More: FIA crackdown continues despite political concerns
(By Mumtaz Piracha)Can any Pakistani honestly imagine Pakistan holding together without its army? I do not know of any who answers this question in the affirmative, and the implications of this are devastating i.e that every major institution of the country is non-functional, and but for the discipline and cohesion in our army, we would . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Dilemma
Thomas R. Pickering Working Group Chair The Century Foundation Press • New York
The Report of The Century Foundation International Working Group on Pakistan
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Audit has pointed out massive corruption of Rs 42 billion in the accounts of ministry of Railways, during the first year of Nawaz Sharif regime.
As per audit report, minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq and secretary railways have not registered a case against the corrupt officers of railways, even after they were identified in . . . → Read More: Pakistan Railways continues to decay
This is not easily done. To even begin serious work on this project you first have to be a Prime Minister with a solid mandate. Then you need to have the covert support of a world power that is vested in this design. And lastly you have to be a very dedicated, hardworking individual, not . . . → Read More: How best to destroy Pakistan