Dishonesty in Pakistan
Sost Today (Tuba Seher) I would like to draw the attention of the authorities concerned towards a serious matter of the problem of corruption in Pakistan. In a recent survey of the most corrupt countries in the world conducted by an international organization, Pakistan was ranked very high on list not for behind the most corrupt. Corruption is the cancer that will gobble up all the socio-economic and political achievements.
The major reasons of fast creeping corruption are political instability, poverty, unequal structure of society, unemployment, lack of accountability, weak political institution, and absence of rule of law. Resultant they are affecting political stability, equal distribution of resources and power, confidence of local and foreign investors and political institutions.
Although corruption has wide-ranging deleterious effects on society and governance but its most deadly impact is always on the poor. It undermines democracy, hinders in good governance and weakens the democratic institutions. It hampers the economic growth and sustainable developments. Increase in corruption in any society is inversely proportional to good governance.
It is cleared that unless the trend is checked, the country cannot make any progress, it cannot achieve the goal of prosperity and self-reliance. It is high time that the government should rise to the occasion and take a bold step to discard and uproot its forces, before it becomes too late for us.