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Minister S&T directs to inquire NTS corruption allegations

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Government Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain guided COMSATS minister to test into corruption claims leveled on National Testing Service (NTS) experts and present a total report. According to the press release after accepting the charge of his portfolio took genuine notice of the corruption affirmations leveled against the NTS authorities. A strict […]…Read More

Corruption halted agricultural, industrial growth

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In Pakistan, industrial growth, and nationalization of industry and agriculture is ceased by corruption and badly industrialization. When Pakistan came into it has no currency of its own, in 70 years Pakistan has achieved the status of atomic power but regretfully since 1977 corruption is spoiling this country said the speakers Imtiaz Cheema, Ali Raza […]…Read More

Who will rise against corruption?

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article image In his historic speech delivered to the first Constitution Assembly of Pakistan on 11th August 1947, Mohammad Ali Jinnah identified the first duty of his government as the maintenance of law and order and defined his second priority in the following words: "One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison. We must put that down with an iron hand and I hope that you will take adequate measure as soon as it is possible for this…Read More

Norway fund blacklisted China ZTE on corruption charges

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article image AFP: The world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, Norway's public pension fund, has divested from Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE because of corruption fears, the Norwegian central bank which manages the fund saidon Thursday. An ethics council that advises the central bank on the fund's investments said ZTE was facing corruption allegations in 18 countries and the group was or had been under investigation in 10 of them. "The council has concluded that the company has failed to…Read More

The academic corruption in Pakistans Higher Education

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article image EDUCATION IS a fundamental human right and a major driver of human and economic development of any country. It not only strengthens personal integrity but also shapes the society in which we live. Every country builds universities and institutes for higher education. The universities have become the engines of progress for knowledge-driven economy in the age of rapid globalization. Higher education requires much more than just building structures and calling them universities and…Read More

Major reforms required to stem academic corruption

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article image By Ahsan Jamil The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan was awarded the mission to integrate the concept of quality assurance in higher learning with enhanced levels of international compatibility through capacity building. And, to safeguard public interest by enforcing good practices in education and encouraging continuous improvement in the management of quality in higher education. Along with public sector universities, private sector is also an exponential variable…Read More

Revisiting the role of ICT to combat corruption!

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article image "Bringing together communities that traditionally did not collaborate to fight corruption - activists, IT experts and musicians - hit the nerve of a young generation that wants to engage to define their countries future" - Boris Weber The internet, cell phones and associated technologies are deeply affecting social, economic and political institutions worldwide, primarily in new and emerging democracies. Governments all over the world have started resorting to the newly…Read More

E-governance: An important tool for fighting corruption

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article image Throughout the world, governments are faced with the challenge of renovation and the need to reinvent government systems in order to deliver efficient and cost effective services via information and communication technologies. E-government is understood as the use of such technologies to promote more professional and successful government, more convenient government services, greater public access to information, and more government accountability to citizens, whereas governance is a wider…Read More

Corruption in health system: The scale of problem!

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article image HEALTH IS a most significant global industry but, more than that, it is a global human right. The health sector is susceptible to abuse through diverse channels. Health system integrates various different actors in a complex web of relationships, which makes corruption difficult to be identified where it exists. Corruption in the health system is broadly known both in developed and developing countries but widespread corruption in Pakistan is disquieting. According to the Transparency…Read More

E-democracy: Isnt a key to cease corruption?

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article image By Mirza Abdul Aleem Baig"THE REAL difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Whenever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few of many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is democracy" - AristotleIt is now extensively accepted that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have an important role in national development. The developmental prospective of information and communication technologies have been broadly discussed…Read More