Punjab on top, KP at bottom on FAFEN's corruption list

12:44 PM | 7 May, 2016
Punjab on top, KP at bottom on FAFEN's corruption list
LAHORE (Staff Report) - The Free And Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has released a new survey gauging public perceptions on corruption in various government agencies.

According to the survey released on Saturday, Punjab tops the list in terms of corruption while PTI-led Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has been rated as the least corrupt province.

FAFEN recorded opinions of over six thousand people at 603 different points in all constituencies of Pakistan. About 72 percent of male respondents and 54% female respondents with interactions with certain listed government departments rated corruption to be high or very high.

As many as 82 percent of respondents in Balochistan, 74 percent in Sindh, 72 percent in Islamabad Capital Territory, 68 percent in Punjab, 52 percent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and eight percent in Federally Administered Tribal Areas said that they believed corruption prevailed in government departments.

The organisation further reported that in 332 cases people eye witnessed bribe being given to government officials. The highest number of bribery cases, 206 to be exact, were recorded in Punjab followed by 106 incidents in Sindh. Only 4% of respondents from Balochistan and 1 % from KP stated that they had witnessed bribe-taking in government departments first-hand.

FAFEN plans to release results on other indicators in the survey later, in July 2016.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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