Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Accountability of White-Collar Crime in Pakistan

Date : July 09, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Panelists : DR. SHOAIB SUDDLE, Former Federal Tax Ombudsman of Pakistan and Inspector General of Police of Sindh and Balochistan. MR. HAROON SHARIF, Former Pakistan's Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment, MR. AHMER BILAL SOOFI, Former Federal Law Minister, Senior international Law Expert, United Nations Negotiator. & Senior Partner at Ahmer Bilal Soofi and Company, DR. EHSAN SADIQ, Currently serving in FIA as Additional. Director General, Economic Crime Wing

White collar crime is defined for the first time by Edward Sutherland as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation” spans corruption, bribery, tax evasion, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bank frauds, offense against consumers, over/under invoicing of imports/exports, money laundering etc. These terms are very familiar in the context of Pakistan.