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No one accepts Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as PM: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that no one accepts Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country’s premier, Samaa reported. Speaking on Wednesday, Imran Khan stated that PM Abbasi has no mandate. Khan said that unemployment is the country’s main issue. He further said that development of the industries will create employment…

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Nasir Jamshed banned for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned Nasir Jamshed for a year over his role in the PSL spot-fixing scandal, Samaa reported. The verdict of the case against Jamshed was announced by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the PCB. The tribunal has banned Jamshed over not informing the board regarding the spot-fixing which was taking place…

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Pakistan stands at 116th place in list of corrupt countries: report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan stood at 116th spot out in the list of most corrupt countries of the world, according to a report. According to Transparency International, Pakistan stood at No. 53 in 1996, 114th place in 2005 and No. 127 in 2013. In 2016, Pakistan was placed at No. 116 out of 175 countries in the…

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Israelis march in Tel Aviv to protest against Netanyahu, corruption

TEL AVIV: Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office, reported Reuters. Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday’s demonstration, which was by…

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International Anti-Corruption Day today

International Anti-Corruption Day is being observed on Saturday (December 9) to raise awareness about the evil effects of corruption on the society. The Day is also marked to bring an attitude change about efforts to eliminate this menace. In his message, President Mamnoon Hussain underlined the need for ensuring rule of law for eradication of…

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Saudi private sector growth at 2-year high amid crackdown on graft -PMI

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector grew at its fastest pace in two years in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, indicating that a sweeping crackdown on corruption has not damaged the economy nearly as much as feared, reported Reuters. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and over 2,000 Saudi bank…

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Venezuela’s Maduro gains control over oil contracts amid purge

CARACAS: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday gained more powers over the OPEC member’s oil contracts, as a deepening purge looks set to strengthen the leftist leader’s control of the key energy sector amid a debilitating recession, reported Reuters. A months-long crackdown on alleged graft in Venezuela’s oil industry has led to the arrest of…

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Nawaz Sharif’s ‘ideology’ is corruption: Imran Khan

CHISHTIAN: In the series of party rallies, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sunday held another mass meeting where Imran Khan came down hard on his arch-rival Nawaz Sharif. “Nawaz Sharif speaks about his ideology. It’s nothing but corruption. He has just one motto which is ‘to save his 30 thousand crore’. He is bent upon hiding his…

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Saudi Prince freed from detention over graft probe

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday freed influential Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, a source said, more than three weeks after he was detained in a sweeping anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s elite. The former National Guard chief was among more than 200 princes, ministers and businessmen who were rounded up earlier this month, as Crown Prince…

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Chinese general under investigation for corruption commits suicide

BEIJING: A Chinese general has committed suicide after authorities began scrutinising his links to two former top military officials accused of corruption, according to state media. General Zhang Yang, a member of China’s elite Central Military Commission, committed suicide at his home in Beijing on November 23, according to state news organisation Xinhua. Zhang’s death…

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Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe

Beijing: A Chinese general has killed himself in his Beijing home after becoming the latest top official ensnared by President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign, state media said Tuesday. Zhang Yang, a member of the state’s Central Military Commission, was being investigated over connections to two graft-tainted former senior military officers when he hanged himself…

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NAB boss vows to continue efforts against corruption

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Javed Iqbal has said that the Bureau is determined to continue its endeavors to eliminate corruption from the society by pursuing zero tolerance policy against the corruption. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said current 76 percent conviction ratio of NAB references would be improved by ensuring…

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Non-bailable arrest warrants for Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a case filed against him by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pertaining to possession of assets beyond known sources of income, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, Dar’s guarantor Ahmed Ali Quddusi appeared before Judge Muhammad Bashir as the court resumed hearing…

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Tillerson says Saudi crackdown on corruption triggers concerns

DANANG: Saudi Arabia’s mass purge of elites accused of graft “raises a few concerns”, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, adding Washington was closely monitoring the Gulf country’s unprecedented probe into alleged embezzlement worth $100 billion. Speaking to reporters before landing in the Vietnamese city of Danang, where Tillerson is accompanying President Donald…

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Saudi graft inquiry spreads beyond borders as UAE examines bank accounts

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption has spread beyond its borders as regulators in the United Arab Emirates ask UAE banks for information about Saudi citizens detained in the investigation, a possible prelude to freezing their accounts. The UAE central bank has requested commercial banks and finance companies in the UAE to provide details of…

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Nawaz seeks to destroy institution to save his money: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that sacked prime minister Nawaz Sharif wants to destroys institutions to save his looted money. He made the statement in his tweet on Wednesday. “Nawaz attacking & seeking to destroy state institutions simply to try & save his billions in loot plundered from nation,” he…

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Court reserves decision on Nawaz Sharif’s plea seeking to club three references

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court (AC) of Islamabad Tuesday reserved its judgment in a plea of Sharif family seeking to club three references against them for hearing together and was likely to announce the decision on Wednesday. Former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (Retd) Muhammad Safdar appeared before the…

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Nawaz Sharif taught corruption to Arabs, says Dr. Asim

Former federal petroleum minister Dr. Asim Hussain said Nawaz Sharif and company taught Arabs the corruption and its ways but now he himself has got stuck. Talking to the media as he appeared before the Accountability Court, Dr. Asim warned Nawaz Sharif’s accountability will now take place at Bandar Road. Watch what else he said.

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Paradise Papers: Huge offshore data leak reveals financial secrets of global elites

It’s called the Paradise Papers: the latest in a series of leaks made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists shedding light on the trillions of dollars that move through offshore tax havens. The core of the leak, totaling more than 13.4 million documents, focuses on the Bermudan law firm Appleby, a 119-year old…

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Panama Papers-style leak coming soon: ICIJ

WASHINGTON: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is bracing itself for what may be another Panama Papers-style leak. The disclosures involving corruption and tax evasion scandals are likely soon, Samaa reported Sunday. “Are you ready for our next project? Make sure you’ve signed up to get our news alerts,” the ICIJ said on Twitter. Are…

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Nawaz Sharif heaves a sigh of relief as Accountability Court adjourns hearing

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar appeared in Accountability Court in connection with three corruption references filed against them by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). According to our correspondent, the ex-PM and his family members were accompanied by senior PML-N leaders and workers. As the proceeding…

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