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The corruption challenge

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued regulations granting banks access to asset declarations of high-level federal civil servants for purposes of AML/CFT compliance of customer due diligence in February…

A state of many cases

‘Never a dull moment’ is a cliche, even more so for Pakistani politics. How could we have a dull moment when there is a steady stream of cases and audio/video…

Corruption, wealth and vengeance

There is no acceptable form of indigenously acquired wealth in Pakistan. If you were born wealthy, then obviously your ancestors were bootlickers of the British. And if you have become…

The hearts of men

Many years ago, there was an iconic radio show called ‘The Shadow’ in which the title character would be introduced with the tagline, “Who knows what evil lurks in the…

The game is on

Has the PDM government successfully reversed roles in a game that Imran Khan played better than cricket for eight years? In children’s versions of the game of Chor-Sipahi (Cops and…

Overhaul the NAB law

THE government’s plans to soften the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance for certain categories of citizens are becoming curiouser and curiouser, and it seems some basic flaws in the Musharraf-made measure…

Impartial accountability?

LIKE free and fair elections, a fair system of accountability has also remained elusive in Pakistan. Numerous efforts have been made in the past to institute a credible mechanism of…

Debating The Constitution

Debating the constitution

It is always nice to interact with young boys and girls studying in public universities, where most of them come from humble backgrounds. A recent visit to Khairpur in Sindh…

Time For A New Leadership?

Time for a new leadership?

Regardless of the merits of the cases against the leaders of the opposition or whether there is ‘selective accountability’ going on in the country, almost the entire leadership of the…