Police, judiciary among most corrupt institutions

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 22:59

Karachi: Pakistan`s judiciary and police have
been ranked among the most corrupt institutions in the nation
in an annual survey carried out by an international anti-graft
watchdog, which also for the first time included the powerful
military of the country in its poll.

Land administration and police were the two most corrupt
institutions, while education and military were the least
corrupt departments, according to Transparency International
Pakistan`s national corruption perception survey, 2011.

The judiciary and courts became the fourth most corrupt,
two up from the sixth position recorded last year, Dawn
newspaper said.

The taxation department slipped to the third rank from
its previous eight position, while Customs and Tendering and
Contracting departments have shown alarming increase in the
corruption trend.

Police had topped all the previous years` surveys but the
land administration has crossed them and the factor of the
`Land Mafia` was one of the big reasons for this increase.

The annual survey report was released at Karachi Press
Club in a press conference by TIP Chairman Sohail Muzaffar,
along with TIP Advisory Committee Chairman Syed Adil Gilani.

This year`s survey has been conducted by Gallup Pakistan
for TIP.

Muzaffar said that judiciary was confronted by deliberate
defiance in implementing Supreme Court orders and delay in
punishing corrupt persons by the judiciary was one of the
causes of its lower ranking.

On the inclusion of military in the survey, the TIP
chairman said, "... Gallup itself has added military and they
have not put railways in the survey".

He said the military should not be placed before the
education in the rank because according to him military is
less corrupt than the education.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 22:59

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