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Imran Khan’s Anti-corruption Mantra: Pakistan Zindabad Rally takes place in Karachi to protest against corruption by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and family

The rally was meant to tighten the throat of the Prime Minister and family is expected to gain a lot of public support and participation

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Imran Khan at the conference “Rule of Law: The Case of Pakistan” organized by Heinrich Böll Foundation on November 26, 2009 in Moabit, Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons
  • Pakistan Zindabad Rally was held on September 6 in Karachi.
  • Imran Khan’s PTI party was the organizer.
  • Khan called for September 24 as Raiwind March where people from across the country will march to Raiwind to protest against corruption.

Karachi: Sept 08, 2016: Pakistan Zindabad Rally fires an ammunition against rampant corruption prevalent in Pakistan on Tuesday, Sept 06, this year. The rally was organized in Nishtar Park opposite Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi and was supported by the major participation of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and was headed by the chairman of the Party, Imran Khan.

According to channel24.pk reports, the entire motive behind it was to strengthen the fight and support of Pakistanis against all the corruption in the areas of politics, industries, and various other sectors. The twist in the entire story is that the rally primarily aims at raging against the lately defamed Sharif family. Earlier in July , a report of Panama Papers shook the entire nation when the leaks involved the name of their Prime Minister, Mr. Nawaaz Sharif, his brother and other family members. From that time, the Sharif family is facing lots of troubles and outrage from the people of Pakistan.

Two months back, in July, a report of Panama Papers shook the entire nation when the leaks involved the name of their Prime Minister, Mr. Nawaaz Sharif, his brother and other family members. Since that time, the Sharif family is facing lots of troubles and outrage from the people of Pakistan.

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Imran Khan who had also joined the workers of Pakistan Steel Mills in their protest against the non-payment of their wages had arrived Karachi on 6th of September.

The rally was meant to tighten the throat of the Prime Minister and family is expected to gain a lot of public support and participation. Pakistan as a whole is seeing a lot of malpractices on the part of their government and are in a state of complete aggression in order to work for their own welfare, reported a news portal.

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The fight since concerns all the people of the nation and has become quite rampant, all the political parties in this country have joined hands together against it. Along with PTI, PML-Q, PAT, and PPP will also be seen taking a sword of the anti-corruption movement in Pakistan. Only adding a question of concern, how large is the selfish interest of these parties in extending their support to each other and publicly further tampering the reputation of Nawaz Sharif?

It will now be an interesting and simultaneously analytical exercise for all to await a swift investigation against all the accused and also the reaction of the controversial and not so celebrated Prime Minister of Pakistan.

– prepared by Ayushi Gaur of NewsGram Team. 

 

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Ex-Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif Indicted on Corruption Charges

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Muhammad Safdar, husband of Maryam Nawaz, daughter of ousted Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif, waves from a a vehicle as he arrives at an accountability court in Islamabad. VOA

Islamabad, October 19: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been indicted on corruption charges stemming from information taken from the so-called “Panama Papers.”

The country’s anti-corruption court indicted the 67-year-old Sharif during a hearing Thursday in Islamabad. His daughter Maryam and son-in-law Mohammed Safdar were also indicted. Maryam Sharif and Mohammed Safdar appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A lawyer for the elder Sharif, who is in London with his wife as she undergoes cancer treatment, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Maryam Sharif angrily dismissed the allegations as “baseless.”

Sharif was disqualified by Pakistan’s Supreme Court and removed from office in July after leaked documents last year from a Panama-based law firm revealed the family held a number of unreported overseas assets.(VOA)

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Journalist Behind the Panama Papers Killed in a Car Bomb

Caruana Galizia was recently described by the American news outlet Politico as a "one-woman WikiLeaks".

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Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday when her car, a Peugeot 108, was destroyed by a powerful explosive device. (Representative image) Pixabay

Valletta, October 17, 2017 : A journalist who led the Panama Papers probe into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her residence, the media reported.

Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday when her car, a Peugeot 108, was destroyed by a powerful explosive device, reports the Guardian.

A blogger whose posts often attracted more readers than the combined circulation of the country’s newspapers, Caruana Galizia was recently described by the American news outlet Politico as a “one-woman WikiLeaks”.

Her latest revelations accused Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and two of his closest aides, connecting offshore companies linked to the three men with the sale of Maltese passports and payments from the government of Azerbaijan.

No group or individual claimed responsibility for the attack, the Guardian reported.

Malta’s President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, called for calm. “In these moments, when the country is shocked by such a vicious attack, I call on everyone to measure their words, to not pass judgement and to show solidarity.”

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In a statement, Muscat condemned the “barbaric attack”.

“Everyone knows Caruana Galizia was a harsh critic of mine,” said Muscat, adding “Both politically and personally, but nobody can justify this barbaric act in any way.”

He announced in parliament later on Monday that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officers were on their way to Malta to assist with the investigation, following his request for help from the US government.

According to local media reports, Caruana Galizia filed a police report 15 days ago to say that she had been receiving death threats.

The journalist posted her final blog on her Running Commentary website at 2.35 p.m. on Monday, and the explosion, which occurred near her home, was reported to police just after 3 p.m.

Over the last two years, her reporting had largely focused on revelations from the Panama Papers, a cache of 11.5 million documents leaked from the internal database of the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. (IANS)

 

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Amit Shah Rejects Allegation of Money Laundering on Son Jay Shah

"Where has money laundering been done? All the transactions happened through cheques and banks," claimed Amit Shah at an event.

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Amit Shah, BJP National President. Wikimedia

Ahmedabad, October 13, 2017 : Breaking his silence, BJP president Amit Shah rejected allegations of money laundering against his son Jay Shah whose company had reportedly recorded an extraordinary spike in business after the BJP came to power at the Centre, and asserted that it had not done any business with the government nor taken any kickbacks.

He also said that unlike the Congress, which had faced many corruption charges in the past, his son has shown courage to file a civil and criminal defamation suit on the allegations levelled against him and “invited a probe against himself” by this step.

“There is no money laundering involved in Jay’s company. This company is completely in commodity business, where turnover is more while the profit is less. We have exported bajra, corn and rice while coriander was imported. And after doing a turnover of Rs 80 crore, they don’t tell how much they made profit,” Amit Shah said at an “India Today” event “Gujarat Panchayat”.

Answering questions, he said that after making a turnover of Rs 80 crore, Jay made a loss of Rs 1.5 crore. “Where has money laundering been done? All the transactions happened through cheques and banks,” he said.

Asked about Jay Shah filing a defamation suit against the publication, Shah said: “Before answering your question I would like to ask you one thing. After Independence, how many corruption charges have been made against the Congress?

“Please understand this is not corruption. Many allegations of corruption were made against the Congress. Did it ever file a civil suit or defamation suit? No. Why they lacked such courage? Today Jay has filed a defamation as well as civil suit and is demanding a probe himself. Those who have the evidence can submit it to the court, and then the court will decide,” the BJP president said.

He said: “We have ourselves invited a probe and on the company issue I want to clarify that it has not done business with the government of even Re 1 nor taken any government land or tender. Neither has it received kickbacks as in the case of Bofors.”

When asked about Jay’s company securing unsecured loans, Shah said it was not unsecured loans. “It was a line of credit,” he added. (IANS)