Police and Judiciary graded as most corrupt sectors of Pakistan, reveals new survey report
According to a new survey released on Friday, people consider the police and judiciary as the most corrupt sectors of the country.
The National Corruption Perception Survey (NCPS) 2022 conducted by Transparency International (TI) Pakistan showed that at the national level police remains the most corrupt sector, tendering and contracting was seen as the 2nd most corrupt, judiciary 3rd most corrupt while education has climbed to become the 4th most corrupt since the last NCPS 2021.
The provincial breakdown of the three most corrupt sectors reveals that in Sindh, education remained the most corrupt sector, and police were seen as the 2nd most corrupt while tendering and contracting 3rd the most corrupt.
In Punjab, police remained the most corrupt sector, tendering and contracting were seen as the 2nd most corrupt, while the judiciary was the 3rd most corrupt.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the judiciary remained the most corrupt sector, tendering and contracting was seen as the 2nd most corrupt, and police the 3rd most corrupt. In Balochistan, tendering and contracting remained the most corrupt sector, the police was seen as the 2nd most corrupt, and the judiciary the 3rd most corrupt.
At the national level, the vast majority of 45 percent of people considered the role of anti-corruption institutions as “ineffective‟ in curbing corruption in Pakistan. In Sindh, 35 percent of Pakistanis considered National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) role as effective in curbing corruption. In Punjab (31 percent), KP (61 percent), and Balochistan (58 percent) Pakistanis considered the role of “none of the anti-corruption institutions” to be effective in curbing corruption in Pakistan.
At the national level, Pakistanis continued to believe that corruption in public service delivery is high. According to the citizens, the three most corrupt public services for which people have to pay bribes are contracts of roads (40 percent), access to uninterrupted electricity (28 percent), and access to clean drinking water (17 percent).