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Need for ethical business conduct

Recently, the Pakistan’s economic environment has been tainted by the shadows of unethical practices, raising worries about the ethical conduct of some Pakistani businessmen. While it is important to recognize…

SDG 16 & financial crimes: challenges

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels— Sustainable Development Goal 16, United Nations…

Countering financial crimes

In recent days, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken many steps to enforce internal accountability mechanism to uproot corruption/malpractices within the organisation. The steps like making Chief Commissioners as…

Illicit financial flows in the region

A recent study (November 24, 2017) provides an assessment of routes, actors and sources of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and corruption in and between Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal,…

Call For Independent Financial Reporting Body

Call for independent financial reporting body

The Audit Oversight Board (AOB) established under the SECP Act, 1997 to regulate audit profession in the country and the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) recently formed under the control of…

Some thoughts on improving global financial governance

Globalization has recently come under attack for having given rise to excessive nationalism and protectionism. Excessive nationalism and protectionism carry the potential to hamper global economic recovery. For this reason,…

Unlocking the financial safe havens

One does not know the exact amount that has been siphoned-off to foreign safe havens by our corrupt lot. The very clandestine nature of the activity renders it impossible to…

Illicit financial flows in the region

A recent study (November 24, 2017) provides an assessment of routes, actors and sources of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and corruption in and between Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal,…