Pakistan: The Land of Unlimited corruption

The prime minister (Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani) said his government is not corrupt. And the very next day, Transparency International announced that Pakistan has jumped to place no. 34 from 42 in the list of corrupt nations.

I wonder why it happens that whenever this government announces something, the opposite happens. Immediately after PEPCO announced an end to load-shedding, there were reports of widespread power breakdowns in all the cities.

How the prime minister can say with such a straight face that there is no corruption in his government beats me. Apparently he thinks all his ministers are honest, upright Muslims who (like him) think that getting bank loans worth millions written off is not corruption. The prime minister himself got his wife’s bank loans amounting to over Rs. 50 million written off during the days when some people died trying to get free rations from charitable organizations.

But then, such things mean nothing to him. Let the rupee go up to Rs. 87 (from Rs. 60 before he became prime minister), let food prices go through the roof, let people commit suicide due to hunger, why should he lose any sleep? He is, after all, the chief executive of the country, and no one can touch him.

And as for Transparency International, the prime minister and his friends think it is paid by the Hindu/Jewish/Christian/Buddhist lobby to defame him and his ministers.

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2 thoughts on “Pakistan: The Land of Unlimited corruption”

  1. The chronology of surveys was in 2002, 2006, 2009 and now in 2010. In times of a non popular government and a military ruler, 2 surveys took place in a span of 6 years while in the times of PPP government (an elected, democratic government), 2 surveys have taken place in 2 years. This clearly shows the bias of the TIP. The Head of TIP was fired from KPT due to corruption charges. In order to have a credible survey, it should be held on a continuous basis and intervals should be well planned.
    The cities in which the survey was conducted is also a surprising revelation: In Punjab, the survey was conducted in all 5 northern and central Punjab cities which are controlled by the PML-N. No city of Southern Punjab where the PPP has a clear majority was included in the survey. The names of the cities are: Sialkot, Gujranwala, Daska, Lahore and Chakwal. Similarly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, data was collected from Peshawar, Haripur, Mansehra and Abbotabad. Needless to say 3 out of these four cities are dominated by the PML-N/Q whereas the Pakhtoon dominated cities were not involved other than Peshawar. For sure we can see bias against the ANP and PPP.

  2. thanks for this information i read before that pakistan is 34 country in corruption. But this is fact that nobody accept that he is on mistake but show he is innocent.. if i have a authority to punish all pp govement i must hang on till death not one time but counting of pakistani people..

    ever chief justice is responsible because he never done anything last there charge……….

    bynazir died but leave a snake in shape of Zardari……….

    but allah never forgive at the time of judgement day



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