Corruption Archive

Same old formula – Divide the Party and Win the Elections – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: The media of Pakistan, which until the bombardment of TV channels comprised mainly of newspapers, has a love-hate relationship with the Pakistan Peoples Party. When the party is not in power, it is hounded by the media yet agreeably
Altaf Hussain: Pakistan’s prize bluffer —by Dr Mohammad Taqi: “Mussolini is the biggest bluffer in Europe. If Mussolini had me taken out and shot tomorrow morning, I would still regard him as a bluff. Get a hold of a good photo of Signor Mussolini sometime and study it.
Another Martial Law? – by Omar Ali: Pakistan is in the grip of one of its periodic eruptions of speculation about impending martial law, or at least, it looks like that on TV. For weeks, the largest news channel in the country has been shamelessly promoting
Mad in the middle- By Nadeem F. Paracha:   The political and social aspects of Islam in Pakistan can be seen as existing in and emerging from three distinct clusters of thought. These clusters represent the three variations of political and social Islam that have evolved in
Rewarding hate – by Nadeem F. Paracha: The more mischievous among us even prayed to the Almighty to let the Saudis fall in love with this eminent ‘Islamic scholar’ and fund his outlandish theories, leaving television viewers ever so grateful for keeping him there. But, alas,
Foul play or sheer timing? The curious case of the HEC Chairman’s brother: Here is a compilation of various news reports and analyses which raise doubts about the sudden (and unusual) process of anti-corruption started against Farooq Leghari, younger brother of Javed Leghari, chairman of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC). Overall it
Fake Degrees Vs Fake Petrol Bills:   Source: A lot is being said these days about “Fake Degrees” and the political black sheep sitting in our assemblies. The media is leading the campaign to cleanse the assemblies and our honorable judges are providing the
Facts behind ‘Suspicious degree’ of MNA Faryal Talpur- by Farhad Jarral: Yesterday I saw strange news when I turned my TV on to watch 9’o clock news bulletin; it was about the degree of President Asif Ali Zardari’s sister MNA Faryal Talpur. She got Masters Degree in Sociology from Karachi
Contextualizing corruption in Pakistan – by Asad Sayeed: A report published by the Collective for Social Science Research [PDF Link] Here is the conclusion of the report The Way Forward That corruption is pervasive and endemic in Pakistan is without doubt. As we have seen not only
Blackmailers in media – by Farhad Jarral: A few days ago, CCPO Gujranwala DIG Zulfiqar Cheema called a meeting of police officials and asked them to take an oath to end corruption in the police department. Media representatives were also present in that meeting. During the
The story of a sharif judge – by Kashif Naseer: First published at: Kashif Naseer ka blog کہانی ایک شریف جج کی ہمارے یہاں جو لوگ مقام قضاء پر فائز کئے جاتے ہیں، اکثر قاضی بن کر بھی اپنے ماضی میں گم رہتے ہیں۔ طلبہ یونین سے لیکر بار
Pseudo-intellectuals should run the state of Pakistan – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: From the time I can remember as a child, I have heard the following from our pseudo intellectuals: “Mulk mayn inqilab aaye ga”, “Saray Siaasatdan chore hotay hayn”, “Pakistan mayn kuch acha nahee hay”, “Humayn Pakistan nay kya diya
PML-N: Politics of Hypocrisy and Ballyhoo- by Hafsa Khawaja: “The largest party in opposition today, the PML-N is as quick and nimble as their election sign, the Lion when it comes whipping a rumpus against Government and ballyhooing about their government in Punjab and their Chief Minister, Shahbaz
Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali: a beacon of hope in Pakistani Politics or is he not? – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: NOTE: I am not trying to defend the people who have fake degrees. There is a court of law that deals with forgery but what is happening in the media is to brand politicians and parliament as inept and
Deceiving public is a routine work of PML-N- by Amjad Rashid: There is no doubt that PML-N is the party of industrialists, business men, traders, middle men of Pakistani business economy and definitely extremists with no beard on their face. So it works for the sake of these people and
Defamation and Libel Cases in Pakistan – It’s just the beginning by Ahmed Iqbalabadi:   We at Let Us Build Pakistan have been highlighting the way some elements in the media have been targeting the PPP, its leadership and people who are close to its leadership for the last two and half years.
The other way – by Raza Rumi: Published in The News: Much has been written about corruption and how there seems to be no way out of the morass we find ourselves in. The recent survey of Transparency International and other such tools indicate that most
PML-N = PML Na-ehl (disqualified) – by Abdul Nishapuri: Question 1: Which political party claims to be a torch bearer of principled politics and the rule of law in Pakistan? Answer: PML-N Question 2: Which political party has the highest number of members of national and provincial assemblies
A tribute to the rickshaw driver’s family – by Haroon-ur-Rashid: This post is a tribute to a family of six who consumed poisonous pills in a suicide attempt in Shahpur Kanjra, Lahore, in order to escape poverty. This tragic event took place a few days ago (on 15 June
Justice Khawaja Sharif of LHC repays his debt to Sharifs: Hal jaza al ihsan illal ihsan (“Is the reward of goodness anything other than goodness?”) True to highest standards of Islamic ideals, Justice Khawaja Sharif of the Lahore High Court today ensured to repay the goodness done to him
Corrupt politicians and our saviours in army: I am providing below a news report without any comments or editing: Ex-governor’s son-in-law defaulted on Rs 1.8 bn loan Sunday, June 13, 2010 BoP scandal snowballs as NAB digs more dirt By Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: The Bank of
Imran to issue white paper on Nawaz corruption: Source: The News, June 11, 2010 By our correspondent LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has announced to issue a white paper to expose the corruption of PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, the
Opacity of Transparency International Pakistan – by Imran Khan: Transparency’s opacity Results from Transparency International’s “National Corruption Perception Survey 2009” are being presented in the media as an infallible judgment on the corruption of the ANP-led government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. One would be tempted to accept this judgment because
Adil Gilani and his Transparency International Pakistan must be transparent about their political agenda – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: I try to focus on what is published in Jang as it is the most widely read newspaper while its news is also relayed through Geo News. In essence, Jang and Geo News are opinion formers in the country.
Career Opportunities – by Hukam Singh Siasi: Source : AJF
Sacred cows: Reflections on Pakistani media’s tax defaults – by Saifullah Saifi:
Some excerpts from Justice Khawaja Sharif’s books – by Kamran Shahid: Kamran Shahid quotes some excerpts from Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif’s books in which he expresses his relationship with and gratitude to Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif. Source: Express 8 May 2010
Rana Sanaullah, Abid Sher Ali named in fresh financial scam: * PML-N leaders accused of embezzling Rs 65m in commissions against bogus development schemes in Faisalabad Aaj Kal Report LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Faisalabad parliamentarian Abid Sher Ali have been named in a financial scam regarding
Transparency International for check on Army procurements: By Usman Manzoor ISLAMABAD: Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has written a daring letter to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani asking him to direct the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) to implement the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority
Bad old ways of Pakistan People’s Party: The PPP Parliamentary Board (under the chair of President Asif Zardari) has decided to award election tickets to the following politicians who recently resigned after their academic degree was proven fake in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Jamshed Dasti, NA-178,
Some facts about Nawaz Sharif’s media team and their salaries: The aim of this post is not to belittle or doubt the principle-based politics and personal integrity of the Quaid-e-Punjab, Mujahid-e-Insaf, Ameer-ul-Momineen Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The aim is to provide a chronological record of newspaper reports in order
Sharifs plea against tax evasion notices admitted: Originally Published at THENEWS Saturday, March 27, 2010 By The News Correspondent LAHORE A TWO-member bench of the Supreme Court on Friday admitted for regular hearing the petitions of the Sharif family, challenging notices of the Federal Board of
Sasti Roti scheme caused irregular expenditure of Rs1bn – by Aftab Maken: Originally Published at THENEWS The much touted Sasti Roti (cheap bread) scheme of the Punjab’s `Khadim-e-Aala’ (chief minister) has caused irregular expenditure of Rs1.06 billion from the national kitty, reveals an audit report of the Director- General of Audit,
Punjab S&GA audit objects to Rs614m spending – by Aftab Maken: Originally Published at THENEWS! Auditor-General Punjab’s report questions purchase of 30 vehicles and sale of aircraft and spares ISLAMABAD: The audit report of the Services and General Administration Department (S&GA) of Punjab has raised objection on a sum of
Research: Nawaz Sharif’s ties to Bin Laden: Daily Times of Pakistan reports – Sunday, March 21, 2010 Ex-ISI official says he arranged 5 meetings between Nawaz, Osama LAHORE: Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official Khalid Khawaja has claimed that he arranged five meetings in the past between
Is PML-N a lesser evil? by Gibran Peshimam: The ‘lesser-evil’ argument There is nothing like a timely wrong step taken by one political force to send the rivals skyrocketing onto a higher moral platform. For the people, it is the ultimate aphrodisiac in a country where we
Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan’s teflon tiger – by Irfan Hussain: Nawaz Sharif has a remarkable ability to retain the image of a clean, mainstream leader despite such a tarnished record. Teflon tiger Pity the poor tiger: hunted to the brink of extinction, it now has to suffer the indignity
Dargah-e-Jati Umrah – by Hakim Hazik: درگاہِ جاتی عمرہ ملفوظاتِ شریفِ مکہ از: حکیم حاذق تعاون بشکریہ، ذوالنّون مصری [ترجمانِ خصوصی، مسلم لیگ نون] لاہور کی خاکِ پاک عرشِ منور کے برابر ہے۔ بیسیوں بزرگانِ عالیشان اس خاک میں آسودہ ہیں۔ حضرت شریف الاشراف، گیسو
An introduction to Rana Sanaullah: Here are some video clips providing a crisp introduction to what Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N stand for, particularly in view of their much trumpeted rhetoric for the rule of law and fight against corruption. Our focus in these
Hamid Gul, Uzma Gul, Varan Bus Service and the Transport Jihad: How honest is General Hamid Gul, the saviour of Pakistan, the guardian of jihadis and the Taliban? Varan Bus Service was established with millions of rupees loaned to the daughter and son-in-law of a former ISI chief, General Hameed Gul,