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Pakistani man arrested in UK is reportedly TDAP scam accused Farhan Junejo

LONDON: A political figure from Pakistan was arrested by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) in connection to money laundering investigation on Monday. Sources confided to ARY News that the man arrested by the UK authorities is Farhan Junejo, who is wanted in money laundering case related to the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). He was also said to be the front man of then federal commerce minister Makhdoom Amin Faheem (late). According to the NCA, “Officers from the NCA’s International Corruption Unit…

Thai police charge founder of new party over Facebook speech

BANGKOK: Thai police on Monday charged the founder and two members of a new political party opposed to military rule with violating a computer crime law, an offense that could result in a five-year jail sentence, a fine of 100,000 baht. Just last week, the junta, which seized power in 2014, lifted a ban to allow parties to organize ahead of a general election due by May. Critics say the electoral contest will be set up to ensure the military continues to wield influence over Thailand’s politics. Thanathorn…

EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak

PARIS: The EU pushed on Tuesday for Europe to draw up a blacklist of tax havens after the "Paradise Papers" revealed loopholes used by Apple and Nike as well as celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. While seeking to minimise taxes is not necessarily illegal, revelations from the 13.4 million leaked documents have already proved embarrassing to figures as diverse as U2 singer Bono and Queen Elizabeth II. Apple is the latest company to become caught up in the leaks, which show how the technology…

UK politician found dead after misconduct claims

LONDON: UK politician Carl Sargeant was found dead on Tuesday just days after resigning over misconduct allegations as part of a wider harassment scandal embroiling parliament, police said. Sargeant's body was found on Tuesday morning at an address in Connah's Quay in north Wales, the local police said. The force said his death was not being treated as suspicious, while the Press Association news agency said Sargeant was understood to have committed suicide. The former Welsh government minister resigned on November…

Indian politician admits entering politics to fool people, earn money

An independent candidate from Agra for the upcoming assembly elections in India’s state Uttar Pradesh will be the most honest politician you will see in the contemporary world. The candidate, Gopal Chaudhary does not go around to make tall claims. He bluntly says what other politicians would not dare to say, albeit their objective would be the same. He tells why he wants to enter politics. He admits that his aim of becoming a politician only revolves around money. He does not just stop here. He also wants to earn this…