Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rejects corruption report

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government rejected Transparency International's report on corruption.


Express June 02, 2010

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government rejected Transparency International's report on corruption, calling it an attempt to gain political sway.

The report was rejected by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain in a press conference in Peshawar on Wednesday.

Hussain said all ministers of the province are ready for accountability and that no names have been mentioned in the Transparency International report. He said the report is compiled with the help of a handful of students, adding that TI has no concrete evidence to level corruption allegations against the province.

He also said that the province receives funds for development and rebuilding, and the report damaged the credibility of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The report released on Tuesday quoted the province to be the most corrupt out of the four.

COMMENTS (4)

Karim Khan | 11 years ago | Reply Using a handful of students to conduct a survey via clumsy questionnaires is a joke that TI has come up with for the nation.
Dr Naseer Hussain | 11 years ago | Reply It is always appreciated when perception of the people is communicated to the elected representative of the country/province. T.I. would have done a huge service if they had discussed their findings with relevent quarters before going to the media. This clearly indicates that the motives behind this survey were other than institutional rehabilitations.Beside this the survey is beset with gross scientific errors. Why students were used for the above mentioned survey when we all know that each political party has its wings in all the educational institutions of the country.Even the teachers, Doctors and lawyers are associated to the major political parties.One very important question that comes to an unconcerned person's mind is, who financed this survey, how much money was spent on the project and how much was paid to those students who conducted this survey. Transparency international will be well advised to be realy transparent and give all the details of its spending in the media,and also inform the public about the procedure employed.It is not enough to tell any branch of govt that"you are corrupt" because i say so. The whole survey lacks scientific backing and is grossly biased. The organization should have taken the following measures before publishing its findings: The element of bias should have been removed prior to the initiation of the field work. The survey work and the procedure itself should have been statistically analysed and the error inherent in the procedure reported The "correction measures"if there were any proposed by the public should have been included in the findings.
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