All posts tagged: corruption

Why are we corrupt?

 by Dr. Farrukh Saleem The eleventh president of the Islami Jamhooria Pakistan is accused of having accumulated billions of dollars beyond his known sources of income. Down the food chain, our milkmen routinely adulterate their supplies with detergents, urea, boric acid, starch, hypochlorite and salts.

The GlObal KaleidOscOpe- 15th Feb

Vision21 In an attempt to take a different approach from our previous article of GK, this time we have tried to develop a Pakistani context out of international events that followed last week. We, Pakistanis are very emotional; not only as individuals but even as a nation. It’s not that we do not take pride in it. Our history, literature, movements, political decisions and patterns of social organizations all prove that we hold our emotions above everything else. On top of that we learn from our very early years both, the beauty and necessity of sharing. We find our strengths from creating these shared experiences of joy, grief, disappointments and fulfillment. They bring us together. So it should not come as a surprise if we, Pakistanis are going through this collective experience of having a “national panic attack”. We have good reasons for it. Panic always stems from a threat to survival. With a growing food and energy crisis, dried out rivers, no employment opportunities and a disappointing government at our hands, can we really …

PPP Minister says ‘Corruption is our Right’

TeethMaestro Watch this Youtube video of a TV show where one Peoples Party Minsiter actually says in a discussion with full confidence that corruption is ‘our right’, if the elected parties dont do corruption then its their own loss. So much for the facade of denying that any party was ever involved in corruption, might this minister and his fellow corrupt party men, want to lobby for a bill in the parliament to legalize corruption?? The answer might be a resounding yes, when everyone does it, why not legalize it, hence the people who don’t, might be better of being labelled absconders of the law.  Watch this youtube video and weep, Gaad can only Bless Pakistan

Anti-corruption reform

Governance Dr Sania Nishtar The release of Transparency International’s National Corruption Perception Survey, 2009, which assessed citizens’ perceptions as to the level of corruption in the four provinces of Pakistan, has sparked a debate about the prevalence of corruption in the country and the inter-provincial variations in the reported pattern. First of all, it is important to appreciate that corruption assessment is a challenging area in governance diagnostics because of definitional ambiguities, complexities in categorisation, overlap of forms and its linkage with the cultural and social milieu, within which activities are perceived as being corruptive. Most of the commonly used methods for corruption assessment globally—of which perception surveys, expert opinions and measurements of indices of corruption, are the commonest—have their limitations. Perception surveys can be influenced by actual events surrounding data collection, whereas expert evaluations can be biased. There are other more robust methods for corruption assessment such as forensic investigations, economically modelled estimates and expenditure tracking surveys. However, these are usually not regarded appropriate for broad-based countrywide assessments owing to cost and time constraints. …