Pak military polled one of 'cleanest institutions', land administration 'most corrupt'

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 29, 2011 10:00 hrs

A new poll has found that the Pakistan military is the least corrupt institution after education, while the land administration department is the most corrupt.

According to the National Corruption Perception Survey 2011 released by the Transparency International Pakistan (TIP), the country's police department is ranked second, taxation is at third position and the power sector has dropped to the fifth rank in corruption.

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

Muzaffar said the delay in taking stringent action by the government against the corrupt elements in corruption cases like those pending against Pakistan Steel, National Insurance Corporation Limited, Punjab Bank, Rental Power Plants, Railway and Water and Power development Authority are responsible for soaring corruption levels.

Sohail pointed out that Pakistan judiciary is confronted by deliberate defiance in implementing Supreme Court orders, which is a major obstacle in eliminating corruption, The Nation reports.

He said the poll should not be taken into personal context or having any political intention.

"We are trying to help out the government by showing them the corrupt sections in them, now it's up to the government how it cleans them," he said. (ANI)

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