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ECP Can Make History

ECP can make history

There is now widespread consensus within Pakistan that critical to a well-functioning democracy, and to Pakistan’s stability and progress, is that elected officials must be held to the highest possible…

Do We Need Better Regulated Hedge Funds?

Do we need better regulated hedge funds?

As a special investment vehicle designed for large institutions and rich investors, hedge funds are notorious for their ruthless trading strategies aiming to reap high returns, usually these returns come…

Leaks And Free Press

Leaks and free press

In the last few months, the press in India has declared open season on leaks which expose ministers. This is particularly true of reports by the comptroller and auditor general…

Crime And Terrorism: Financial Challenges – I

Crime and terrorism: Financial challenges – I

INTRODUCTION: This paper seeks to integrate the efforts made by individual group activity members while studying and analysing the manifold directions of money laundering and terrorist financing. The topics assigned…

Crime And Terrorism: Financial Challenges – II

Crime and terrorism: Financial challenges – II

 Risk-based approach: Nations are operating within a comprehensive international framework that deters financial crime and terrorism in the first place; detects it when it happens and disrupts the activities of…

Visiting Bangladesh

Visiting Bangladesh

Shrugging off its traditional reliance for foreign-exchange earnings on jute goods and tea, Bangladesh has economically made giant strides, with home remittances and garment manufacturing giving momentum to a whole…

Withering away of the state

Even before it could take root, the state has been withering away in Pakistan. Its existence, as an entity larger and more encompassing than a government – one of its…

Unignorable Imperative

Unignorable imperative

Beginning April until June 19, the Auditor General of Pakistan disclosed embezzlement, irregularities and mismanagement of over Rs 722bn in state offices and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in just one financial…

Keep Your Books Open

Keep your books open

The registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has flatly refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and also to provide details of the expenditures charged on the public fund…