Pro­mo­tion lies in cor­rup­tion

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - HASHIM ABRO

In the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal, Islamabad and other Pro­vin­cial cap­i­tals, I have met sev­eral peo­ple placed at the helm of af­fairs, both, serv­ing and re­tired re­hired who un­flinch­ingly be­lieve, “In cor­rup­tion lies ca­reer pro­gres­sion, progress, pros­per­ity and so­cial sta­tus.” These peo­ple have put this in­for­ma­tion and their be­lief into ac­tion to lead a ‘dig­ni­fied’ life, with all com­forts for them and their sib­lings. These peo­ple are free from wor­ries and dis­trac­tions but non-cor­rupt in pains and fi­nan­cial straits. ‘ Be­ing non-cor­rupt, in­tel­lec­tu­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally is not im­por­tant, but be­ing cor­rupt is very im­por­tant in Pak­istan. Come what may, cor­rup­tion can’t be com­bated in this coun­try. Cor­rup­tion has be­come a creed of many pow­er­ful peo­ple in Pak­istan so it is an ex­am­ple of a day­dream to elim­i­nate it. —Islamabad

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