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Police, Judiciary among most corrupt public institutions in Pakistan: Transparency International

01:28 PM | 10 Dec, 2023
Police, Judiciary among most corrupt public institutions in Pakistan: Transparency International
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KARACHI – Police, tendering and contracting, and judiciary are alleged to be the most corrupt institutions at the national level, Amnesty International Pakistan said in its report.

The international organization released its National Corruption Perception Survey 2023 that shows police, and judiciary among the top three most-corrupt institutions. Education and Health departments remained next in the list of corrupt institutions.

Other institutions were local government, land administration and Customs, Excise and Income Tax. Transparency International released the report as the world marks International Anti-Corruption Day.

The report unearthed almost similar findings as in previous years, highlighting widespread mecace of corruption in the country that is battling economic crisis and political turmoil.

TI conducted the survey, classifying frequency of corruption perceived by citizens, conducted in all four provinces. It was conducted from October 13 to October 31, and 1,600 candidates participated.

In the country’s most populated region Punjab, people paid the highest bribe to police (Rs21,186) and in KP average paid the highest bribe to access the judiciary (Rs162,000), the report said.

The majority of Pakistanis believe that antigraft watchdogs FIA and Anti-Corruption Establishments are used for political victimization and failed to do their basic job.

Over 75pc considered private sector to wield too much power and influence. At national level, 40 percent cited Lack of Merit as the main cause for corruption, while others blamed the use of state institutions by bureaucracy for personal gains as the main evil of corruption.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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