Raja falls ill ahead of NAB questioning

Citing a bout of ill health, former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf skipped a round of questioning in the rental power projects (RPPs) case that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had ordered a day earlier.

The bureau had summoned Ashraf to present himself before investigators in the RPPs corruption case. Ashraf, who was minister for . . . → Read More: Raja falls ill ahead of NAB questioning

PM Ashraf accused of naked corruption once again

Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s chances of running for elections are in jeopardy, as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday termed a development scheme Ashraf approved for his constituency, NA-51, during his tenure as illegal and an example of “naked corruption.”

The IHC has also referred its 46-page judgment to the Chief Election . . . → Read More: PM Ashraf accused of naked corruption once again

ECP to provide candidates’ financial information online

Voters in Pakistan and indeed anyone with an internet connection will soon be able to pore over the financial honesty of the people who want to become their elected representatives in the next polls.

While many democracies already have this level of transparency, this election commission is setting a historic precedent by deciding to make . . . → Read More: ECP to provide candidates’ financial information online

RPP case pending until investigation into Faisal’s death finalized

Employees and officers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday protested against the mysterious death of Kamran Faisal, the officer investigating the Rental Power Projects (RPP) corruption case, as NAB Chairman Admiral (r) Fasih Bukhari said proceedings in the RPP case would remain pending until the conclusion of the enquiry into Faisal’s death.

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Daily corruption Rs 6-7 billion in Pakistan : NAB report

It may be disbelief or denial on the cabinet’s part on Wednesday in reaction to figures that are either unbelievable or plainly impossible: Daily corruption in Pakistan amounts to a whopping six to seven billion rupees.

Either way, the shocking National Accountability Bureau (NAB) report, which is to be published on Friday (tomorrow), has the . . . → Read More: Daily corruption Rs 6-7 billion in Pakistan : NAB report

Retired generals being investigated for railway land leasing scam

Former railways minister and ex-chief of ISI Lt-Gen (retd) Javed Ashraf Qazi lost his temper and misbehaved with journalists outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) headquarters on Thursday where he and two other retired generals had gone to record their statements in a land fraud case.

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SC decides NAB is irrelevant to Arsalan’s case

By Nasir Iqbal 

In an apparent balancing act, the Supreme Court accepted on Thursday a review petition of Dr Arsalan Iftikhar against its own order and at the same time granted a much-needed stay in favour of property tycoon Malik Riaz of Bahria Town.

Accepting the review petition a two-judge bench headed by Justice . . . → Read More: SC decides NAB is irrelevant to Arsalan’s case

NAB stands for “No accountability Bureau”

An audit report available with The Express Tribune suggests that the country’s apex anti-corruption authority is itself marred by financial irregularities worth Rs77.8 million.

According to the 2011-12 audit report, the auditor general of Pakistan discovered financial irregularities and misappropriation of advances collectively amounting to Rs77.87 million in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The report . . . → Read More: NAB stands for “No accountability Bureau”

Who is Malik Riaz Hussain?

Early Life:

Malik Riaz Hussain was born on February 8, 1954 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Many people believe that Malik Riaz Hussain was born with a silver spoon in his mouth; however, the statement is only partially true for him. He was born into a wealthy family but his father’s business collapsed which forced him to . . . → Read More: Who is Malik Riaz Hussain?

‘Tainted official eyes top NAB post’ — a rejoinder

A news item was published in this paper on April 27, 2011, under the caption of “Exploiting legal lacunae, tainted official eyes on top NAB post”, in which it was reported that Munir Qureshi, a customs group officer, was trying to have himself inducted in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as Deputy-Chairman or Director-General Punjab/Rawalpindi.

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