Police the most corrupt department in the country

Published: October 29, 2011

DG Anti-Corruption says that the Police is the most corrupt department in the country. DESIGN: GIBRAN ASHRAF

GUJRANWALA: Police is the most corrupt department of Pakistan, the Director General of Anti-Corruption Department Sheikh Abid Saeed said while announcing a list of corrupt departments of Pakistan.

Talking to the media in Gujranwala, the Director General said that Police was followed by the Finance department, highway authority and town governments. He added that the anti-corruption department resolves all applications regarding corruption within two months.

He also admitted that the judiciary was cooperating in the fight against corruption for the first time in the country’s history.

Saeed added that 397 challans had so far been presented before the anti-corruption court from January to September.

However, hundreds of thousands of rupees have been recovered from officials from different departments.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • stevenson
    Oct 29, 2011 - 8:46PM

    I seriously doubt that our police department is the most corrupt institution. All institutions are all equally corrupt because the generally citizenry is corrupt. After all, institutions are a reflection of society. The people in the schools or hospitals or police department are from the same society. I always hear of people trying to bribe and influence police but then these same people will call the policeman corrupt! This is the type of hypocrisy which you see all over the Muslim world.

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  • Sak
    Oct 29, 2011 - 9:01PM

    How about the anti corruption department itself! It must be among the top three.

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  • Shehryar
    Oct 29, 2011 - 9:42PM

    And what about the men in uniform?

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  • Fawad
    Oct 29, 2011 - 10:37PM

    We all know its corrupt. To avoid corrupt police mens. Govt. and politicians together need to hire educated police men complete restructuring and proper trained. Police dept. need to be computerized with systems. Electronic records and FIR system to be recorded in databases. Need to offer them good salaries just like Motorway police so that they avoid Rishwat.

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  • Pakistanii
    Oct 29, 2011 - 11:18PM

    Surprise surprise!

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  • Pakistanii
    Oct 29, 2011 - 11:28PM

    Give them recognition and fair compensation and perhaps they wont be so corrupt as they are. There is a dire need of police reforms. We need to double our police force almost instantly. You can judge this from the fact that a traffic warden stands on the road, in the sunlight from the morning till day is off. So long hours of duty should be reduced. Special benefits should be provided to members of policemen like Fauji Foundation provides to faujis which includes, subsidized shopping and recreational areas and low cost educational facilities to the children of policemen.

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  • reality
    Oct 30, 2011 - 1:33AM

    from my personal observation, many police officers start out as honest men but power people around them, in police and outside push them into a corner to become corrupt or lose everything they have worked for. .they are not all bad guys, i have met some nice ppl but most of them are underpaid and under-appreciated by public..

    the second they arrest someone……that person’s chacha…mamaa comes with a sifarash from some power guy in police or politics and the arresting officers is embarrassed. so after a while, i guess policemen think whats the point in doing the right thing, so they become very selective about their good deeds, maybe one good deed a day………

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  • Hamid
    Oct 30, 2011 - 1:48AM

    Police is extremely corrupt. More corrupt than any department. The police should be dissolved and a new police force should be trained. Like the case was with traffic police.

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  • antanu g
    Oct 30, 2011 - 2:31AM

    very much in dync with their counterparts in india…which has one of the most corrupt police setup in tbe eorld.

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  • Rational Mind
    Oct 30, 2011 - 7:25AM

    Corruption starts from the top and on top are politicians

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  • Donalds
    Oct 31, 2011 - 12:26AM

    Body cameras AND polygraph programs to fight misconduct and corruption. Not only on hire, but every 5yrs and for internal affairs investigations.
    If officers knew that this tool was in place, maybe they would think twice before breaking the very laws they are sworn to uphold.
    DHS expanding polygraph program to fight corruption of CBP agents
    The answer, the ‘key’ that will once and for all ‘break the code’ is the ‘truth’.
    Plain and simple.Recommend

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