Corruption Archive

Filthy rich Khadim-e-Aala – by Shafiq Awan: Shahbaz Sharif is ‘very rich’, but where did the money come from? By Shafiq Awan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is the richest member of the Punjab Assembly, with multi-million pounds of foreign assets mentioned in his declared assets
PML-N: a procession of forty thieves: Double standards of the Sharifs By Shafiq Awan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is considered “Mr Neat and Clean” and wants the same kind of people around him, especially in the cabinet. That is why he has chosen his
Towers of enlightenment…with stolen electricity – by Nadeem Khan: TOWERS OF ENLIGHTENMENT ……‘with stolen electricity’, I better say. Electricity stealing is a norm and as stated earlier our mullah community is far ahead of these political hoodlums in matters related to stealing. They use stolen electricity in their
Mian sahib’s political voyage Part1- by Aliarqam Durrani: میاں صاحب کا سیاسی سفر۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔علی ارقم درانی پچھلی رات  میاں صاحب کے لاہور میں ایک انخابی جلسے میں تقریر کے بعد جب ان کی تقریر کے مندرجات ٹی وی چینلز کی اسکرین پر پٹیوں کی صورت چل رہے تھے۔اسی
Nawaz Sharif steals electricity but vows to fight corruption: PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif addressing a public gathering during by-elections campaign in constituency NA-123. -APP According to the sources, Nawaz Sharif addressed party workers on Grand Trunk Road near University of Engineering and Technology. While Nawaz made a case
Asif Zardari – A burden on PPP or a really indispensable leader? – by Nadeem Khan: Asif Zardari – A burden on PPP or a really indispensable leader? A dilemma for PPP loyalists PPP workers and loyalists cannot make moves or comment against Zardari as now by fault (not default) he is heading the party.
Yet another case of multifaceted fraud by our military saviours – by Aamir Mughal: Today I found Dr Shahid Masood and Shaheen Sehbai spinning more lies on ‘Meray Mutabiq’ (Geo TV) with General (retired) Shahid Aziz. I therefore consider it pertinent to cross-post the following article from my blog to LUBP: One more
Q&A with an ordinary Pakistani – by Nadeem Khan: It has been an honor to have today a simple and honest, I bet, Pakistani with us. Let’s hear him and try to understand the conditions, situations, turmoil, achievements, developments of this unique great nation, now very popular in
Democracy, transparency and accountability – by Dr Farrukh Saleem: Transparency is the mother of democracy. Two things: first, there can’t be democracy without transparency. Second, democracy can’t allow the murder of her own mother. No government, therefore, is a democracy unless it ‘implements a set of policies and
Hijacking Democracy – by Anas Muhammad: Today we live in an increasingly dangerous world, which is filled with people who have their ulterior motives and willingness to harm others to benefit themselves. Our world is filled with criminals, gangsters, murderers, and terrorists. The people who
The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad:   Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members
The PPP is its own worst enemy – by Irfan Husain: Power, perceptions and the PPP By Irfan Husain Saturday, 30 Jan, 2010 It isn’t often that I agree with Nawaz Sharif. However, when he said a few weeks ago that the PPP was its own worst enemy, he put
Khalid Anwer and the NRO – by Aamir Mughal: Mr Khalid Anwer is an ’eminent’ lawyer, and according to his legal firm profile: “Khalid Anwer & Co. is a premier law firm having a total strength of eleven lawyers in Karachi and associate firms in Lahore and Islamabad.
Mesmerization of Pakistani politics – by Agha Haider Raza: Politics in Pakistan mesmerize me. Not only does one enjoy the daily dose of rhetoric that is spewed from the mouths of our beloved politicians, but the one track mind of those in and out of government baffles the mind.
Shameless and not-so-Muslim League!: Rule of law or the ‘law of rules’? By Shafiq Awan In the House, the honourable members act and behave as their masters bid them to. If a voice crosses the threshold laid down by them, it is silenced.
If the speaker was a People’s Party law-maker. . . .: PML-N MNA ‘owns’ 7.5 acre house, but has no documents, plan * Documents show objection raised by patwari over ownership of land * Widow claims ownership of 6 acres of land * MNA Afzal Khokhar says he owns property,
Proud to break the law!: We’ve made out-of-turn allotments, so has PML-Q: Sanaullah * Law minister admits CM allotted houses to ‘favourite’ officers * PML-N govt cancelled 270 ‘illegal allotments’ made by ‘Q’ * PPP MPA says Gymkhana has become ‘DMG-only’ club Staff Report
Deconstructing Husain Haqqani – by Aamir Mughal and Sarah Khan: From the days of General Zia ul Haq, the Islamofacist dictator of Pakistan, one name never seems to die out. Like a roach, it has survived the test of time and come back to haunt the scene once again
You too Aitzaz Ahsan, the leader of the legal community?: Related articles: Aitzaz Ahsan, PPP and Long March: A critical perspective – by Abbas Ather PPP suspends Ch Aitzaz Ahsan as member of Central Executive Committee (CEC) Pakistan’s left tilts towards right. Partners in crime? Distinguished figures among LPG
Playing the Corruption Card – by Anas Muhammad: By Anas Muhammad On 12 October 1999, General Prevez Musharraf ouster the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a non violent military coup. The reason given by Musharraf was the rampant corruption under Nawaz Sharifs regime. Although the
NAB to re-open cases against Nawaz Sharif, family and other leaders of PML-N: Here is an unexpected development of the Supreme Court’s decision against the NRO. We at LUBP condemn the lopsided accountability of politicians while the Supreme Court remains silent on innumerable charges of corruption against many serving and retired officers
“The Politicians’ Corruption Card” and the Supporters of Taliban: Here is an op-ed by Zamarrud Naqvi on this topic:
$1.5 billion per year – by Dr Farrukh Saleem: Sunday, December 13, 2009 Has the government of Pakistan made a plan as to how it will spend $1.5 billion that will be coming our way courtesy the Treasury Building, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC? Has any of
‘EC refused to move against Benazir, Zardari despite pressure’: The NAB had urged the Election Commission in 2005 to take action against the former prime minister and her spouse for allegedly providing false information about their assets.
AHRC Statement: Corruption cases against Generals, Air Marshals and Admirals are the test of an independent judiciary: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AHRC-STM-241-2009 December 8, 2009 – A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission PAKISTAN: Corruption cases against Generals, Air Marshals and Admirals are the test of an independent judiciary Successive governments and courts are conspicuously
Ansar Abbasi’s secret meetings with Chief Justice Chaudhry. Mind your company, Justice Chaudhry!: 4 December 2009 Dear members. I want to advance an information to you. Ansar Abbasi, the stinking Jamatia from the household of Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman, met Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in the darkness of night two days ago, at his
Guess who walked away with nation’s 100 bn rupees? by Rauf Klasra: Is democracy bad? Do our generals offer a system of governance more transparent and less corrupt? Rauf Klasra offers some facts, suggesting that it is not only certain pro-Army politicians but also generals who looted people’s money during General
Corrupt politicians, saviour military dictators – by Nazir Naji: Nazir Naji offers an analysis of the concerted campaign against democracy and political class in Pakistan in the guise of the charges of so-called corruption.
PML-N’s fact sheet on corrupion of our saviours in Pakistan Army: Here is an account of the first three years of corruption by General Musharraf and his cronies in Pakistan Army (1999-2002) documented by PML-N. It may be noted that the
In defense of Nawaz Sharif: Are our politicians corrupt? Is Pakistan Army a sacred cow?: Rauf Klasra reveals some interesting details of the alleged 60 million dollar corruption by Nawaz Sharif.
Geo: journalism without conscience: Pakistan’s conspiracy theories stifle debate Ahmed Rashid Switch on any of the dozens of satellite news channels now available in Pakistan.You will be bombarded with talk show hosts who are mostly obsessed with demonising the elected government, trying to
Establishment’s temporary NRO for Yusuf Raza Gilani: It seems that the all powerful establishment in Pakistan and their agents in Pakistani media have decided to, at least temporarily, ignore the cases of alleged corruption against Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani (and other politicians). They have offered
Zardari responsible for corruption in Pakistan?: In the following op-ed, Nazir Najis argues that it is not politicians but the civil and military establishment which is the biggest thief in Pakistan.
Transparency, Corruption and Nawaz Sharif: Special interview of Nawaz Sharif with Hamid Mir and Sohail Warraich Geo TV: 17 November 2009 A column in defence of Nawaz Sharif – by Ataul Haq Qasimi
Transparency International 2009 Report on Pakistan: An Analysis: In its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, the TI said Pakistan’s 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index Score is 2.4, and of the 180 countries and in its ranking as the most corrupt country it has slipped five ranks, from 47 in
Nawaz Sharif’s morality and democracy in Pakistan: The PML-N adopted a highly moral disposition of not condoning corruption through the NRO and maintained that none of its leaders benefited from the NRO. However, the information available
‘Sharifs used paper mill to whiten money’ – Ishaq Dar’s confession: By Azaz SyedFriday, 13 Nov, 2009Dawn Senator Ishaq Dar, while accusing Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif of money laundering, also implicated himself by confessing in the
French submarine deal and President Zardari: By Abdul Nishapuri Thanks to the right-wing media’s persistence in character assassination of Bhuttos and now President Zardari, it’s a scandal and a label that refuses to go away. Allegations of kickbacks on government deals have been ‘rediscovered’ and
Good governance in Punjab? Chief secretary blamed for land grabbing: Punjab chief secretary blamed for land grabbingThe News, Thursday, November 12, 2009 ISLAMABAD: The Chief Secretary Punjab Javed Mahmood has blamed for land grabbing in district Qusoor. In a media briefing in National Press Club here, Barrister Shahid Masood
Birds of a feather: Birds of a feather flock together. Need some empirical evidence? Here is a video of the union of the military and civil establishment responsible for the current plight of Pakistan. The event is the wedding ceremony of ex-DG Rangers