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Scales of accountability

IT was a scene straight out of an Amitabh Bachchan film when the ‘police’ (NAB in this case) arrived too late to catch Shahbaz Sharif at his residence. The wanted…

On accountability

It is part of our faith that, while everyone will be rewarded for his/her good deeds, we will also be held accountable for our selective punitive actions against our political…

Politics of accountability?

This week’s latest attack on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on another alleged corruption charge appears out of sync with Pakistan’s reality. The charge announced, based on remarks on YouTube…

The accountability syndrome

The doctrine of separation of powers demands that the legislature, executive and the judiciary must work within their boundaries. In Pakistan, though, we see interventions from everywhere in every aspect…

Accountability across the board – II

In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11th August 1947, the Quaid said that "Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to be put down with iron hand". His vision…

Accountability across the board

Nawaz Sharif's utter contempt of the Supreme Court's (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public viewing during his GT Road show. This…

Inconsistent accountability

The death by suicide of a former army man, a retired brigadier of the country’s premier spy agency no less, was an avoidable tragedy. In his suicide note, Brig (r)…

The farce of accountability

Everything happens for a reason. And so the National Accountability Ordinance was promulgated in 1999 by former military dictator and current absconder, Pervez Musharraf. The ostensible reason for this ordinance…

Failed Accountability?

Failed accountability?

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is finally out on bail after more than seven months in jail. There was more bad news for the PM and his party. Ahsan Iqbal, the PML-N’s…

Accountability begins at home

A government in a democracy being accountable to the people, the elected representatives are accountable to the people who elect them. Our enduring constant crisis in governance stems from our…