IMF urges measures / India political raids / Pakistan NAB prosecutor

IMF Encourages Tackling Corruption to Promote Growth.  An IMF report calls for governments to combat instances of national companies bribing officials in other countries, to be aggressive in anti-money laundering efforts, and to reduce the number of ways individuals or companies can use opaque methods to hide the gains of their corruption. It particularly cites the need to increase transparency in sectors such as oil and mining, where companies often operate abroad.

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"Legitimate Action Against Corruption Not Vendetta": Arun Jaitley On IT Raids.  Taking note of the raids which India’s Income Tax Department has carried out, the Election Commission in its letter to Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey had "strongly advised" that any action by its enforcement agencies during election time should be "neutral" and "non-discriminatory" and officials of the poll panel should be kept in loop about such actions.



Role of NAB prosecutor in Ashiana case questioned.  A senior defence counsel in Pakistan’s Ashiana housing scheme case appearing before the Supreme Court objected to the pleading of case by Jahanzaib Bhar­wana as additional prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), arguing that “he was legal adviser of the same company that had awarded the scheme”


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