South Asia and Beyond

ISI To Vet Govt Officers

The Pakistani government has granted status of a Special Vetting Agency (SVA) to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), empowering it to complete verification and screening of all government officers. “The prime minister is pleased to notify the Directorate General ISI as SVA for verification and screening of all public office holders (officers’ category) for induction, important […]Read More

Pak President Returns Bills On Poll Reforms, Amendments To NAB Ordinance

Pakistan’s President Dr Arif Alvi has returned two bills seeking to reverse the controversial changes made in the election laws by the previous PTI government regarding the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and i-voting for overseas Pakistanis and clipping the vast powers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), to the prime minister for “reconsideration […]Read More