Pakistani minister criticises corruption survey
Islambad, Dec 30 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has criticised Transparency International Pakistan's (TIP) corruption survey that showed the armed forces being amongst the least corrupt while police and land administration departments were the most corrupt in the country.
Malik Thursday threatened to reveal the 'real truth' behind such organisations, reported Dawn.
'TIP is not a big gun; it is just a non-governmental organisation which works for its own vested interests,' the minister said in the national assembly.
'Some people and organisations don't want foreign investment coming to the country and, therefore, on and off they come up with such reports. When such organisations will say Pakistan is a corrupt country who will come here for investment,' he asked.
The summary of TIP`s national corruption perception survey, 2011, was released in Karachi Wednesday.
The survey showed that land administration and police were two of the most corrupt and education and military were the least corrupt departments in the country.
The military was included in the survey for the first time.
The judiciary and courts were placed the fourth most corrupt from the sixth position recorded last year.
The power sector, which had ranked second since 2002, was now in fifth position. Health was at eighth position.