Tag: Governance

SECP reviews amendments to code of corporate governance

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has held the second roundtable meeting with external stakeholders to finalise amendments to the code of...

Bad governance leading to food inflation

Good times are not easy to come by, especially if you happen to be a Pakistani. With every passing day, one witnesses one sector...

Bad governance root cause of all ills: Baloch

Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaquat Baloch on Saturday said the root cause of all ills in the country was bad governance. Addressing a function in the...

Governance initiatives

Pakistan's problems of governance do not require as much unknown remedies as they do political will to initiate bold reforms. Unnecessary leakages, high non-development...

All about governance

More than fundamental and structural issues, most of Pakistan’s current economic problems stem from lack of governance. Matters of inadequate tax collection, checking damaging...

ICC Task Force finds PCB lacking in governance

The International Cricket Council’s Pakistan Task Team (PTT) has found the PCB lacking in governance, cricket administration, playing structure, financial viability and communications. ...

Ethical governance models

In a country like Pakistan which even many of its own residents consider an example of poor governance and malfunction, multinational corporations are hailed...

Electronic governance project fails to deliver

Despite heavy spending, the much-trumpeted electronic governance project initiated in Musharraf’s regime has failed to achieve its objectives. The special audit report on Electronic Government...

Gilani holds bureaucracy responsible for bad governance

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has held the top bureaucracy responsible for bad governance and resultantly tarnishing the government's image in the eyes of the public. According to a letter written by the Cabinet Division to the in-charge of the ministries and senior officials, the bureaucracy submitted the cases to the prime minister and the cabinet at the eleventh hour, in haste and with a sense of urgency, which forced the government to delay or defer decisions on

PICG launches Corporate Governance certification

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) has decided to offer the Corporate Governance Leadership Skills director education and certification programme, accessible to out-of-Karachi directors and senior executives through video conferencing.
The first of its kind programme was held for 17 directors and senior executives in Lahore, as well as Karachi on March 30. The four training and interactive modules were conducted by Khawar Ansari of International

SAP HOLDS WORKSHOP – ‘Empower women for better governance’

LAHORE - South Asia Partnership (SAP) concluded its two-day national workshop on Friday, which was based on their project 'Engendering Democratic Governance in South Asia'. The rationale behind the workshop was to stress more women participation in government to form a stronger and more diverse democracy. Several experts spoke about the issue, giving suggestions, opinions, and feedback along with interaction with other members of the workshop. Afterwards a joint declaration was

Governance not satisfactory, says report

ISLAMABAD - Governance of the country showed a downward trend as the parliament's hold over civil and military institutions, respect for civil rights of the people and the law and order situation appeared to have weakened over the last two and half years, says a PILDAT report titled 'Mid-Term Assessment of the Quality of Democracy in Pakistan.'
The report also highlighted the achievements of the government and said that restoration of judiciary, 18th Amendment and devolution, NFC

Reko Diq lease worst case of bad governance, SC told

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court was told on Monday that the lease of Reko Diq gold and copper reserves in Balochistan to a foreign company was the biggest case of bad governance and irresponsibility in the country.
A four-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was hearing a case against the lease of Reko Diq reserves, worth over $260 billion, to foreign exploration companies in

‘Parliamentary oversight ensures transparency, good governance’

ISLAMABAD - Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production Chairman Javed Ashraf Qazi on Saturday said that the parliamentary oversight ensured transparency and promoted good governance, besides enabling the government to devise popular policies to achieve the goal of development and social emancipation of the common man.
He was addressing a group of 45 foreign services attaches and advisers during their visit to the Parliament House. Qazi said the role of parliament

SECP pushing for corporate governance reforms

KARACHI - The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) is holding talks with stakeholders as the apex regulator intends to amend the Code of Corporate Governance 2002.
Some of the proposed amendments in the code touch upon the representation of independent and executive directors, the role of chairmen and chief executives, the number of total directorships in listed companies held by an individual, self-evaluation of the boards, the directors' education, training,

Seminar stresses need for democratic governance

Lahore - Political parties should be democratised and strengthened to establish democratic governance in the country, believed speakers on Thursday at a seminar aiming at the role of political parties in Pakistan. The seminar was organised by Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) and was presided over by Husain Naqi, while Mubarak Ali, a historian, Qayyum Nizami, an intellectual, Iftikhar Ahmed, a journalist, Jamhoori Watan Party General Secretary Rauf Sasoli, former

Good governance – Sharifs likely to gift key post to loyal...

LAHORE - The Punjab government led by Shahbaz Sharif is likely to "gift" an important post to former Lahore High Court chief justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif for his unshaken loyalty and time-tested friendship with the Sharifs.
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif visited Justice (r) Sharif at his residence and discussed with him the basics of the new task and other related issues. A member of the PML-N Central Organising Committee told Pakistan Today that the parleys between Nawaz and