CORRUPTION: SOCIO-POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE IN PAKISTAN

Dr. Shamim Soomro, Mrs. Fahmeeda Memon

Abstract


In this paper, the issue of 'Corruption‘ in Sindh has been discussed in a socio-political perspective. The paper starts in an introductive mode and then goes on to explain the prevalence of corruption in Sindh, stating that corruption in Sindh has been increasing at a rate of 5%. Then the paper goes on to discuss the various methods of corruption involving bribery, fraud, embezzlement, fraud, nepotism and abuse of discretion. After that, the reasons which give rise to the phenomenon of corruption in Sindh have been pointed out. The major causes entail: poverty, low salaries, culture, lack of accountability and regulation, red tapism, lack of transparency and poor governance. The main consequences of corruption involve lawlessness, lack of development and growth, resentment in society, disrespect of law and injustice in society. Following that, a set of recommendations has been proposed to counter the issue of corruption. The recommendations comprise of: strengthening of institutions, formation of special courts, increase in salaries and incentives, good governance, and change in attitudes and culture.

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