Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has said that anti-corruption inquiries will be completed swiftly and properly. In his interaction with media after briefing the Public Accounts Committee of National Assembly in parliament house in Islamabad, he said it is not correct that NAB is taking revenge. Chairman NAB said there is no power which can pull strings of the Bureau. He said NAB is to dispose of pending cases of corruption during next ten months. In response to a question, he said if someone has done corruption then he or she is answerable before and after the elections. He said that it is not job of NAB to stop former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Talking about the case of Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, the ambassador designate to the United States, he said that steps had been taken to place his name on the Exit Control List but a court of law has refrained the bureau from proceeding further in this regard. The committee … [Read more...] about Chairman NAB assures anti-corruption probes to be completed swiftly, properly
PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet says he is all for fighting corruption, but some of the rules of engagement make it difficult for countries like Saint Lucia to compete. On Saturday, PM Chastanet attended the 2018 Summit of the Americas in Peru, where leaders signed “The Lima Commitment” — a 56-point document that outlines anti-corruption efforts, like more cross-border cooperation and tightening of anti-graft laws. But, as reported by the Miami Herald, “it wasn’t an uncontested stance.” as Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet “said he fully supported anti-corruption efforts, but worried that extra rules and bureaucracy would make it hard for small countries like his to compete.” “Transparency should not be so onerous that it takes precedence over development,” the Saint Lucia PM said, adding that “Impractical and subjective mechanisms are unsustainable.” Bolivia’s President Evo Morales also … [Read more...] about PM Says Anti-Corruption Rules Make Competing Difficult for Saint Lucia!
Popular on social media Ecological disaster feared in Donbas as Russian-led forces inundate infamous … 505 Top Ukrainian TV presenter urges women to be silent about their needs and … 307 Turchynov: 260,000 Russian troops near Ukraine ‘ready for continental war’ 256 See a related story here. Ukraine created the position of anti-corruption prosecutor three years ago because regular prosecutors throughout the nation’s history have been more skilled at protecting powerful people than prosecuting those suspected of wrongdoing. This clean-up job went to Nazar Kholodnytsky, appointed in November 2015. Fast-forward to March 30, when strong evidence emerged that the anti-corruption prosecutor is himself corrupt. In one month of secret recordings alone, from early February to early March, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine found that Kholodnytsky pressured prosecutors and judges to stop cases against high-profile suspects and … [Read more...] about Kholodnytsky has dismal record as anti-corruption prosecutor since 2015
Egyptian former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina will face military trial after saying a presidential candidate he supported had documents damning to state officials, his lawyer said on Thursday. The military had detained Geneina in February following his remarks in an interview with Huffpost Arabi, the Arabic version of the US news site. He will stand trial on April 16 on charges of "spreading news that harms the armed forces," his lawyer Ali Taha said. Geneina had been a top campaign aide to Sami Anan, whom the military also detained after he announced he would stand in last month's presidential election against incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who won overwhelmingly. Geneina had said the documents Anan allegedly possessed "revolve around political events and crises Egyptian society has passed through" since the January 2011 uprising which toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. He said they were held at a "secure" place abroad and could be released if Anan is harmed. Moataz … [Read more...] about Egypt ex-anti corruption tsar ‘to face military trial’
Monrovia – The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has called on all public officials and government employees who are required to declare their income, assets and liabilities to do so. According to the LACC, all public officials who are entering or re-entering public office and have no record of declaring or re-declaring their income, assets and liabilities are required by law to do so prior to taking office. President George Weah and members of his cabinet are yet to declare their assets to the LACC, despite many calls from the public for them to do so. Rights activist Leroy Archie Ponpon recently staged a three-day hunger strike before the American Embassy in Monrovia in demand for President Weah to declare his assets. The anti-corruption body clarified that misconception held by most officials of the current administration that they are to declare their assets on the last Friday of July. “The LACC wishes to clarify that ‘Section IV. Administration of Asset … [Read more...] about Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission Calls on Public Officials to Declare their Assets