Corruption Archive

Sharifia Aalu Anday: It’s not Zardari’s corruption they are after, Sharifs want to save their skin In a case of instant justice to the high and mighty, the Lahore High Court has restrained an accountability court from proceeding with references filed against
Pakistan on Global Indexes – by Dr. Niaz Murtaza: Things in the good old days were simpler—there were just lies, damned lies and statistics.  Today we also have an ever-growing range of indexes comparing countries on diverse dimensions, ranging from governance to economic competitiveness. Pakistan unfortunately lags behind
Truth about Geology Students and Teachers in Peshawar University: In July, I read the article titled “Misuse of Pakistan’s PhD Grants in US and Canada”  published on Let Us Build Pakistan. It exposes the misuse and abuse of facilities by “PhD scholars” from Pakistan, including three students from
In Defence of Asif Ali Zardari – by Abdullah Zaidi: What comes to your mind with the mention of Asif Ali Zardari? “A cunning, vile, and corrupt man,” said my 19 year old cousin. This was a good summation of what the urban middle-class thinks of him. The more
Original sins: Priest arrested for raping girl: Pakistani Christian clergy is one of the most corrupt segment of the society. Our priests and bishops have been involved in all sorts of corruption and illegal activities, and have been practiced fraud, theft, cronyism and other corrupt behaviour
Anjum Aqeel’s Escape and PML-N’s media spin: PML-N’s MNA, Anjum Aqeel Khan yesterday made a dramatic escape from policy custody with due support of his PML-N workers. Though the action has been “condemned” by the PML-N leadership, but the spin given by Rana Sanaullah, Pervaiz Rasheed,
Pakistan government on Hajj scandal – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Who will monitor the monitors? – by Nirmal Jalal: Onora O’Neill in her 2002 Reith lectures said, ‘breach of trust has been around since the garden of Eden’. But the ever deepening crisis of loss of trust that we as a nation have plunged into, appears to have
Paying your way: Corruption, a necessary evil? by Ali Wahab: Published: Express Tribune, February 28, 2011 From the very outset, let me be very clear that corruption, kickbacks, facilitation money etc are not condonable; however, being realistic, it cannot be done away so easily through either a law or
General Musharraf’s corrupt cronies – by Rauf Klasra:
Azam Swati vs Hamid Saeed Kazmi: Related article: The Barelvi-Deobandi feud and ‘becharay’ Pakistani – by Tanvir Qaiser Shahid Source: daily Express
Shame on the PPP government and its ambassador-at-large: Editors’ note: The following is a disturbing news report. We would like to know the purpose of such trips by its ambassador-at-large and the benefits that Pakistan has received in return. If Mr Klasra’s story is verified and if
Asif Zardari’s corruption in French submarine deal: Agosta submarine deal – Benazir, Zardari not involved: ex-naval spy chief Former director-general of Naval Intelligence Commodore (retd ) Shahid Ashraf has said that President Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto were not involved in the
Jang’s new dictionary: Anti-corruption Day = Anti-terrorism Day: In its obsession with politicians’ corruption, Jang has equated bad-unwani (corruption) with dehshat-gardi (terrorism). The following news item was most probably a joint production of Muhammad Saleh Zaafir and Ahmad Noorani, both of them members of the extremist Deobandi
Army must take over in India to curb rampant corruption: Given the usual ‘politicians are corrupt’ mantra which is often recited by Pakistan army generals (and their agents in Pakistani media and blogs) to sabotage democratic governments and justify coup d’etat, Indian army too must avail from the excellent
NLC: Yet another evidence of Pakistan army’s financial corruption – by Rauf Klasra: Related articles: Corrupt politicians and our saviours in army Zardari’s corruption and our saviours in Pakistan Army In defense of Nawaz Sharif: Are our politicians corrupt? Is Pakistan Army a sacred cow? PML-N’s fact sheet on corrupion of our
Shahbaz Sharif’s helicopter – by Munno Bhai: ایک چہرے پر کئی چہرے سجا لیتے ہیں لوگ گریبان منوبھائی معلوم نہیں یہ خبر ہے یا اپنے آپ کو پنجاب کے وزیر اعلیٰ کی بجائے”خادم اعلیٰ “ کہلانے میں فخر محسوس کرنے والے اور اچھی حاکمیت ،ٹاسک ماسٹر
Consensus of all political parties on demise of merit – by Shaukat Masood Zafar: The parliamentary standing committee of the National Assembly on Cabinet/ Establishment, in full collaboration with government and the opposition including PML (N), has unanimously approved an amendment in the law to enable “anyone authorized by the prime minister” to
Flood relief funds misused by ‘civil’ society NGOs: USAID files complaint to NAB: While we are keen to know the exact identity of the corrupt NGOs and their owners / managers, we already knew that these civil society types (the same who keep reciting an incessant corruption mantra against elected politicians) are
Myth busted: Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry got a plot in 2002 from General Musharraf – by Rauf Klasra: Here is a breaking news story by Rauf Klasra which speaks about the ‘institutional corruption’ and opportunism of Pakistani bureaucrats. Let us see if our Insaf tiger, Imran Khan, and his Talibanic mentor Munawar Hassan direct their guns towards
Pakistan Hajj Scam – by Shaukat Masood Zafar: Corruption even in the Religious Affair’s ministry! God forgive us. A meagre compensation is being paid by tour operators who secured vast commissions and kickbacks in hiring buildings and transport in Mecca and Medina. Corruption and irregularities of the
Corruption aur jamhooriat – by Nazir Naji: ایسا صرف جمہوریت میں ہوتا ہے… سویرے سویرے …نذیرناجی معیشت اپنے پیروں پر کھڑی ہو اور کسی دوسرے سے قرض مانگ کر اپنے معاملات چلانے کی علت نہ ہو‘ تو پاکستان تیسری دنیا کے ملکوں سے زیادہ مختلف نہیں۔
Youth should now lead Pakistan – by Shaukat Masood Zafar: Our Youth has a lot of energy, high hopes, great ideals and real potential to achieve almost everything in life.  In spite of having talent, skills and intelligence in this wonderful young generation, a born genius, it is very
Pakistan sinking in a sea of debt – by Shaukat Masood Zafar: During the previous couple of years, Pakistan’s economy is constantly falling into the debt trap, consisting of both domestic and foreign loans, causing financial hardship, joblessness, decrease in personal income and high cost of living for a common man,
Taxation, politics and buzurgwar Nawaz Sharif – by Ali Raja: If you ever happen to visit Punjab and intend to communicate, I just might be able to give you a valuable piece of advice. Whenever you see an elderly fellow, with a crooked back, walking with a stick, do
Who fixes corruption index and why? – by Shiraz Paracha: A senior manager of the World Bank who served in the organization at a time when the Bank’s policies led Africa and Latin America into debt, destruction and extreme poverty, later on established the so-called Transparency International (TI) —
The politically asexual ‘good governance and corruption mantra’ and the PPP’s ideology – by Ayesha Siddiqa: There is a growing tendency to shun politics. The response of a lot people to this it: What has it given us besides corruption and a poor image of the country in the eyes of the world? Nevertheless, I will
The holy cows in uniform – by M Usama Kabbir: This is a bird’s eye view of military control in Pakistan. It is easy to point out and criticize ‘Democratic Political Governments’ for their incompetence and their ‘force’ of cabinet members who are a burden on the “National Treasury”
Investigating the corruption of politicians — by Hassan Iftikhar: Investigating in dark alleys —Hassan Iftikhar Sometimes, investigative journalism in Pakistan remains merely a case of whole-scale copying of files handed out by aggrieved bureaucrats whose only bone of contention lies in being on the losing end of the
Government must act to address perceived corruption – by Fasi Zaka: No proof of perceived corruption Consistent suo motu actions by the judiciary, Transparency International’s (TI) raising of Pakistan’s rank as a corrupt country and the media howling fiduciary murder every few days is rattling the PPP. The prime minister recently
Our saviours in army: Two top generals found involved in yet another multi-million-rupee corruption – by Rauf Klasra: Two top army generals have been found involved in yet another multi-million-rupee scam in the National Logistics Cell (NLC) after it was disclosed in aPublic Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting on Tuesday that the pair had quietly given a loan
Khadim-e-Aala’s corruption in Punjab Government’s Health Department – by Farhad Jarral: In recent past, Khadim-e-Aala Punjab (CM Shahbaz Sharif) and his party chief (Nawaz Sharif) were found actively playing the flood politics against President Zardari and the federal government. A lot of press conferences were conducted by PML-N Chief to
Rauf Klasra exposes bureaucrats’ corruption in Pakistan: The parliamentary watch-dog of the government, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), is in possession of a list of 450 members of the bureaucracy who have benefitted from the riches on offer via the plot allotment policy promoted by successive prime ministers.
Aman ki Whatever- by AYK: The advertisement starts with an old man’s fingers raised in air; a subtitle explains that it is set up at India-Pakistan border. A poor Pakistani, cheered on by a group of people sitting outside tents, is making some weird
Transparency International’s damning report on Pakistan’s judiciary and army: An interesting fact which remains, in the main, ignored in various reports and media analyses of the Transparency International Pakistan’s Corruption Perception Index is the mentioning of two institutions which are ranked as most corrupt in today’s Pakistan, i.e.
Yet Another Corruption Perception Index – Transparency International’s mindless logic: A press conference is going to take place today in which the high and mighty, Syed Adil Gilani, Chairman of Transparency International Pakistan is going to thunder that “Pakistan  2010 Corruption Perceptions Index  Score  is   2.3 against 2.4 in
“Yeh ghazab to siasatdan bhee na kartay” – by Rauf Klasra: Army generals are the biggest thief in Pakistan. According to Rauf Klasra, there is a list in making process (Bangladesh model?) to replace the current political setup and these so called technocrats (civil and military bureuacrats) are bigger thieves
BB & Zardari’s innocence in Swiss Courts — by Sikandar Mehdi: Musharraf has himself spoken that no case was proven against them.   Musharraf has spoken once again. In his one of the recent interviews he has said plainly that there was no case proven against Benazir & Zardari. What
Electricity Problems in Pakistan- by Sindhyar Talpur: Electricity or shortage of it, in Pakistan is a dire issue. It affects everyone, rich possibly more than poor but only because former rely on such luxuries more than the latter. Corruption and mismanagement in the WAPDA and Electricity
Urdu Article: Why only Cricketers? – by Asif Mehmood: Source: Daily Aajkal