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Joint Investigation Team appointed to probe Pak CJ's son's 'bribery' case
The Attorney General of Pakistan's (AGP) office has constituted a three-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the Arsalan case, following the Supreme Court ruling to investigate the alleged payments made by real estate tycoon Malik Riaz to the Pakistan Chief Justice's son, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar.

Pak PM Gilani regrets PPP inked CoD with Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that today he regrets that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) inked a Charter of Democracy with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and extended him full support when he was going through difficult times.

Malik says Sharif brothers involved in corruption worth $32m
The Pakistan government has decided to send references against the Sharif brothers to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for alleged corruption to the tune of 32 million dollars, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.

Ex Pak army chief opposes judicial commission probe of secret funds
Former Pakistan army chief General (retd) Mirza Aslam Beg has opposed the idea of forming a judicial commission to probe the distribution of secret funds to politicians and accused former Mehran Bank head Younus Habib of prolonging the matter by forming the commission.

Pak's NAB freezes assets, puts prominent figures on ECL in Rental Power Projects case
Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has frozen the assets of 19 individuals accused in the Rental Power Projects (RPP) case and placed several figures on the Exit Control List (ECL).

Petition filed in Pak court to probe Zardari's assets in light of NRO issue
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court Lahore Registry to investigate the assets and sources of income of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

Pak's NAB to review politicians' white collar crime cases
Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has formed a committee to review pending cases of white collar crimes involving politicians.

Pakistan terms inclusion in money-laundering blacklist "unjustified and unreasonable"
Islamabad, Feb 18 : Pakistan has termed the international money laundering watchdog's decision to blacklist it as "unjustified and unreasonable," insisting that the government believes it has already met all international standards regarding amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Over Rs 8,500 bn corruption has taken place during Gilani's tenure: Transparency
Pakistan has lost over 8,500 billion rupees in corruption, tax evasion and bad governance during the last four years of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's tenure, Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has claimed.

Gilani's ex-media coordinator Rasool Butt gets 3 yrs jail term over absence from court proceedings
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's former media coordinator Khurram Rasool Butt has reportedly surrendered to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after he was sentenced to three years imprisonment by three different courts in the country.

Gilani rejects opposition's early call for polls
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has turned down demands of the opposition to hold early election, saying that polls would be held at their proper time.

Pak govt. will implement all court decisions: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the Pakistan People's Party-led government respected the judiciary, and that all its decisions would be implemented.

Gilani's personal appearance in Pak SC will help remove 'misunderstandings' over NRO case: Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the nation had appreciated Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's decision to personally appear before the Supreme Court, a step that according to him will help remove misunderstandings.

Contempt notice against PM challenged in Lahore Registry of Supreme Court over NRO case
A petition has been filed in the Lahore Registry of the Supreme Court against a contempt notice issued against Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani over the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.

'China backing political forces to maintain stability in Pakistan'
China supports all Pakistani political forces to maintain national stability and development, Beijing's foreign ministry spokesman has said.

I can resign if parliament wants: Gilani
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has offered to resign after meeting President Asif Ali Zardari, saying that if parliament wants his resignation, he will hand it over willingly.

Gilani meets Zardari ahead of Pak Assembly session over NRO issue
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani met President Asif Ali Zardari ahead of a crucial National Assembly session that could determine the future of the government.

Time running out for Pak govt., says Imran Khan
Former Pakistan cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has said that time is running out for the government headed by the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) under the leadership of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari.

Gilani summoned before Pak SC on Jan 19 over NRO issue
Pakistan's Supreme Court issued a contempt notice to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday and asked him to appear before it on January 19th.

SC contempt notice against Gilani on NRO an "internal matter of Pakistan" : S M Krishna
Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has refused to comment on the development regarding the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) against Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, saying that it is an internal matter of Islamabad.

Pak SC seeks replies from Zardari, Gilani in NRO implementation case
Pakistan's Supreme Court has directed President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Fasih Bokhari to submit their replies in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.

Pak court orders FIA to submit 'Hajj scam' report by Nov 5
Senior Pakistan Civil Judge Mahmood Haroon has ordered the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Special Investigation Unit (SIU) to submit its investigation report on an ex-additional secretary of the Establishment Division in connection with the Hajj scam till November five.

Pak Govt had told US no NRO beneficiary would be punished: WikiLeaks
The Pakistan Government had told the United States prior to the Supreme Court's annulment of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) that none would be punished, in case the verdict went against it, according to a cable unveiled by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

Pak accountability bureau's former bosses not answerable to anyone?
The former chairman and other senior officials of Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau do not believe in their own accountability, as they are enjoying official perks and privileges even after their removal from the NAB.

FBR chief figures in report on Rs9bn Pakistan bank loan scam
Pakistan's Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Salman Siddique has been accused of approving unlawful credit proposals of 1.1 billion rupees in July 2006 in a report submitted by the Punjab Government to the Supreme Court on the nine-billion-rupee Bank of Punjab (BoP) loan scam.

Britain's 650mn pounds education aid to Pakistan faces embezzlement risks
Britain's 650-million-pound grant to Pakistan's education system, unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron during his one-day visit to Islamabad, risks being spent on 'imaginary' schools, faculty and students, according to a report.

Pak's anti-corruption strategy in doldrums since NAB chief's removal
The Pakistan Government's plan to revise the national anti-corruption strategy is in the doldrums, as the post of National Accountability Bureau chairman is lying vacant since the Supreme Court declared the appointment of Justice (retired) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah as illegal and ordered his removal as NAB chief on March 10.

Pak Supreme Court declares Deedar Shah ever-ineligible for NAB post
In what may come as a setback for the Pakistan Government, the Supreme Court has declared Justice (retired) Deedar Hussain Shah ever-ineligible for the post of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman in its detailed verdict.

Pak opposition locks horns with Zardari over reappointment of 'annulled' NAB chief
Leader of the Opposition in Pakistan's National Assembly (NA) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has rejected President Asif Ali Zardari's proposal to reappoint Justice (retd) Deedar Hussain Shah as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman.

Pak Govt strongly contradicts news report about 'tamed' NAB
The Pakistan Government has strongly contradicted a news report that said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which appears friendly to President Asif Ali Zardari and his coterie, is extraordinarily soft on the Sharif brothers and other opposition leaders, too.

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