Tag Archives: NAB

Pakistan: Mutiny by the Blue-eyed

Those who plot against the state and resort to mutiny must never be allowed to remain in government for even one day. The crime against an individual can be condoned but anything against the state tantamounts to destroying the whole edifice and razing it to ground, Pakistan will head into anarchy if action is not taken immediately.

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Will Elections be Delayed in Pakistan?

Instead of making the elections controversial and adding to Pakistan’s problems, elections should be deferred with consultations among all stakeholders. This delay will also allow elongation of the Senate’s life for a short time.

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Pakistan: The LNG Scam

Pakistani government's decision to import LNG from Qatar at exorbitant rates and extraordinarily generous LNG terminal contract to a leading business group smack of a major corruption scandal that needs an independent investigation.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

Nawaz Sharif's trial is an acid test of justice, can Pakistan afford vacillation when the damning facts have been counterchecked and confirmed many times over? Having been economical with the truth, Sharif has a problem exercising his moral authority and/or credibility to govern.

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Misusing Corporate Responsibility

The “acid test” for anyone with conscience occupying a seat of influence is to expose those misusing corporate responsibility either for personal benefit or ulterior motives whoever he (or she) may be.

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Democracy There And Here?

Pakistan’s ruling elite insists on being proven guilty in the court. But they depute government servants to service their sons and daughters in total contravention of rules. They do so because they know even the Supreme Court and NAB could take years to settle the issue.

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Pakistan: Making Accountability Effective

It is almost impossible to prove a crime in court without conducting a thorough investigation while Pakistan's methods of investigation remain outdated, invariably political influence waylays criminal investigations.

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Pakistan: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Facing revelations of money-laundering that have not as yet been credibly explained, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is “prima facie” guilty until proven innocent. He must do the right thing while he can, tomorrow might be too late.

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‘Panamanian’ Epidemic

With the camouflage of democracy being openly used to deliberately criminalize society, should one blindly but selectively adhere to the “Constitution” in which corruption does not matter, asks one Pakistani analyst about the emerging political crisis in the South Asian nation following emergence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family name in the Panama leaks.

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One Threat a Day Keeps Accountability Away!

Controlling nepotism and corruption will encourage genuine economic resurgence, not one based on fudged statistics. The pursuit of accountability is a zero-sum game pursued without fear or favor, unfortunately political nuances, client-patron relationships and self-interest that go with it have been compromising its process.

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