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Order regarding NAB Lahore DG’s degree implemented, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned for two weeks a petition with regard to the alleged fake degree of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem, ARY News reported. A three-judge bench headed by Sheikh Azmat Saeed was hearing the petition in Islamabad. Advocate Azhar Siddiq informed the judges that the apex court’s verdict with regard to the verification of Mr Saleem’s degree had been implemented. “The petitioner now wanted to open a new Pandora box.” "If found lying…

FIA arrests ex-Pakistan Sports Board director general on corruption charge

GUJRANWALA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday arrested former Pakistan Sports Board Director General Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera over alleged involvement in corruption and misuse of his authorities. The investigation agency sources said that Akhtar Ganjera was involved in financial misappropriation in Narowal Sports City and gave contracts on the basis of favoritism and used sub-standard material in construction of different projects. FIA officials said that after the arrest, Ganjera was shifted to Gujranwala…

World Health Assembly elects Tedros Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

GENEVA: The Member States of World Health Organisation on Tuesday elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Congratulations Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, new WHO Director-General elect #WHA70 #alert — WHO (@WHO) May 23, 2017 A Pakistani expert in non-communicable diseases, a British physician and the Ethiopian former health minister were three finalists…

FIA arrests DG Nadra over corruption allegations

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday arrested the Director General of the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), Tahir Akram, after his pre-arrest bail request was rejected. He is accused in the Nadra building case and allowing the renting of the building in a non-transparent manner causing huge losses to the regulatory body worth Rs 31 million. Tahir Akram was suspended in October last year on charges of violation in renting an office building in Melody Market Islamabad which was not…