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Anti corruption dept to launch probe against ‘Mansha Bomb’

LAHORE: The Anti Corruption Department Punjab on Wednesday decided to initiate investigation against  Malik Mansha Khokhar alias Mansha Bomb, who is on remand over charges of illegally occupying government's land in the province. The decision was taken by the provincial authorities after recovery of fake registration documents, letter heads and stamps of the ministers of previous government. "Mansha Bomb was involved in occupation over government land by showing fake registries with the help of the concerned…

Saudi king orders whistleblower protections in anti-corruption push

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered protection for employees who report financial and administrative corruption, Al Arabiya TV reported on Sunday, as part of an effort to combat graft that saw dozens of royals and top businessmen detained last year. The decree shields whistleblowers from “violation of their privileges or rights”, the Saudi-run broadcaster said in an online report, without providing details. Most of the people detained in the anti-corruption drive, including global investor Prince Alwaleed…

Ex-minister Hina Rabbani Khar booked in forgery case

MUZAFFARGARH: Former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her family have been booked in a forgery case filed by her stepbrother. The Anti-Corruption Establishment booked Khar in a forgery case lodged by her stepbrother Malik Abdul Khaliq Rabbani Khar. The other family members are Hina's sisters Anila Rabbani, Khadija Rabbani, Naeema, Nadia Rabbani, their brother Malik Raza Rabbani, mother Sumaira Abdullah and father MNA Malik Ghulam Muhammad Noor Rabbani Khar. Malik Abdul Khaliq Rabbani Khar had filed a fraud and…

Saudi Arabia says most people detained in anti-corruption sweep have settled

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Tuesday most of the people detained in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched last month have agreed to settlements to avoid prosecution while the rest could be held for months. In a statement, the public prosecutor said a total of 320 people had been subpoenaed to provide information about alleged graft while 159 remain in detention and “a number” of them have been referred for judicial action. Saudi Arabian security forces have rounded up members of the political…

Chinese general hangs himself after facing corruption probe

BEIJING: A Chinese general has hanged himself in his Beijing home after becoming the latest top official ensnared in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, state media said Tuesday. Zhang Yang, the director of the state's Central Military Commission's political department, was being investigated over connections to two corruption-tainted former senior military officers when he committed suicide on November 23, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The probe into Zhang followed Xi's pledge…

Iraq PM sacks 36 army officers in anti-corruption drive

His office said that Abadi, who also serves as armed forces commander in chief, and has already sacked a number of senior army officers, dismissed 26 military commanders and sent 10 into retirement. It did not specify if the officers were in combat units or held administrative posts. Abadi also named 18 commanders of new defence ministry posts, his office said, as part of efforts to "reinforce the military along professional lines and fight all forms of corruption". Defence Minister Khaled al-Obaidi vowed last month to…