July 2014: Recently Indonesia’s antigraft body has broadened its supervisory function in the mining sector to include the observation of practices of mining companies that hold contracts of works.As of now Mining licenses are required to obtain a “clean and clear” status, which indicates that the companies’ activities are in line with the government’s environmental policies, free from overlapping land rights, and in conformity with all tax and non-tax financial obligations.There are currently 10,918 IUPs nationwide, of which 6,042 already obtained the clean and clear status.
It has been reported that a group of Pakistani clerics have declared that marriage between transgender persons is permitted in Islam and that also have the right to a ceremonial Muslim burial. This is according to Reuters News Agency who say they obtained a copy of the religious edict today. Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat Pakistan, a lesser […]
Nobody expected the news that NADRA; the National Database and Registration Authority had closed down its innovative Whistleblower program. Launched only a few years ago, this system was aimed at catching corrupt officials within NADRA. The Whistleblower System The former chairman of NADRA launched this program in order to promote a culture of clean administration […]
Recent Development July 2014 According to recent news, an Australian, US and Canadian consortium of mining and financial companies is about to renew its offer to make a bid of over $100 billion for the Reko Diq gold mines, to be paid in 30 years, through an international transparent global tender.This was promised by Dr […]