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 NAB to investigate Ali Jehangir in Ashiana housing scam

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to investigate former Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Ali Jehangir Siddiqui over charges of alleged corruption in Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme scam, ARY News reported on Friday. According to sources, the anti-graft watchdog body, after completion of the inquiry against Ali Jehangir, has decided to transform it into an investigation. “Soon an approval will be sought from the Chairman NAB in this regard,” well-informed sources said. The former…

Russia launches investigation into BBC as dispute with Britain escalates

MOSCOW: Russia’s media regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into the activities of British public broadcaster the BBC, a move it described as a response to pressure being put on a Russian TV channel in Britain. Roskomnadzor, the regulator, said in a statement it was looking into the activities of the BBC World News channel and BBC internet sites to see if they complied with Russian law. It said its checks were in response to a decision by British media regulator Ofcom, which on Thursday said that…