Corruption jumps 400 percent in Pakistan in 3 years: Report

June 17th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, June 17 (ANI): Corruption in Pakistan has surged by whopping 400 percent in the last three years, said National Corruption Perception Survey 2009 carried out by Transparency International.

The National Corruption Perception Survey 2009 (NCPS 2009) indicates that the overall Corruption in 2002 has increased from Rs.45 Billion to Rs.195 Billion in 2009. Police and Power maintained their ranking as the top two most corrupt sectors.

There has been remarkable improvement in Judiciary. As compared to 2006 when it was ranked 3rd most corrupt sector, in 2009 Judiciary is ranked 7th, The News reports.

The Survey model prepared by TI in 2002 was used, and 24 page questionnaire was repeated to carry out surveys from 5,200 respondents from all the four provinces. The physical survey commenced in February 2009 and completed in April 2009.

The three main reasons of corruption in view of our respondents were being, “lack of Accountability, “Lack of transparency ” & “Discretionary Power.”

The three measures suggested for combating corruption are “Accountability of public office holders”, “Judicial process to be streamlined ” & “Appointing on merit “. (ANI)

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