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FATF – financial politics

"Money is the mother of all politics", Jesse. M. Unruh. A statement that has been debated but not disputed. This is visible in the classification of the world into the…

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,…

The paradox of the Superior Services

It is that time of the year when around two hundred ambitious young men and women, as well as their families, celebrate their success in the Central Superior Services –…

Financial inclusion and women’s integration

Mao Zedong proclaimed that ‘women hold up half the sky’ but he forgot to recognize that we still live in a man’s world. Women’s empowerment through access to finance, jobs,…

Of civil services reform

IN an article contributed to a publication of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Dr Ishrat Husain has thrown considerable light on the objectives and scope of the civil services reform undertaken…

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…

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,…