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Corruption in Punjab govt offices

Published Aug 28, 2012 03:26am


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THIS is apropos of the letter ‘Punjab Public Service Commission’ by Dr S. Anwaar A. Bugvi (Aug 19). I agree with the views of the writer. It is a fact that the whole system in Punjab is by and large being run by those cronies of the government who are not only inept and incompetent but also known for their corruption.

It is a fact that corrupt officers are well-connected with people in power corridors.

They can make the mare go through money to get their favourite postings and other perks. Corrupt officers can pile up a number of MPAs at the secretariat for transfers/ postings of their cronies whereas an honest officer will not only be humiliated but will also not be provided even a vehicle for his/her official work.

Every government has to rely on bureaucracy whose agenda in most cases is not pro-people, rather it promotes a colonial style of administration.

People have to waste months in the secretariat for the movement of their file from one office to another.

This results in wastage of resources. There is no system of accountability for such inordinate delays on the part of ‘desi goras’.

The Punjab chief minister has failed miserably to bring in a system of good governance in the province.



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Zishi Aug 28, 2012 10:12am
This is not just the problem in Punjab, It extend to all provinces. This is partly our own fault as we have voted them to govern us.
mohammad shafique Aug 28, 2012 01:22pm
this problem has existed at all times and originated from the power configuration imposed on the peoples of pakistan from the very beggining , from pakistans first civilian government thru all its martial laws
Ash Aug 28, 2012 10:14am
If it is just Punjab then I might be able to live with it however I am sorry to say it is the story of whole nation. Please name one department in any province or even in Pakistan which is not corrupt. There are irregularities and corruption in all the departments. Right from the top level our PM to President and to low paid jobs. I am not here to criticize, the solution is simple respect the law and this will start from the top level.
kamaljit Singh Aug 28, 2012 07:33pm
You cannot beat Indian Punjab in this field Janab !
Agha Ata Aug 28, 2012 08:07pm
Once upon a time I had a car that stopped running. A good mechanic gave me the following advice and it really worked. He said, there were three things to be changed in this car. The tires, the body of the car and its engine.