Hoping against hope is not a pessimistic approach but cleaning the floor with unclean hands is somehow an intrigue strategy. We from our infantile time hear the curse of corruption everywhere. How strange, we seek to eradicate it in others rather than ourselves. From simple vendor to high official; none is free from this crookedness. It is penetrating in the very structure of our social set up. Even it has been absorbed by our body net result is undermining of the whole system. This malfeasance seems to be incurable like sugar as it has coated our blood cells.
Sometime we determine to make a firm belief that we will make Pakistan a corruption free country. But each and every department and institution has been plunged into it. No file is proceeded and forwarded without a deal behind the scene. Even the legal and lawful duty is not obliged. Simple work is converted into tedious and hazardous toil and the victim is forced to offer something labeled as corruption. It is an obtrude on the way of fair dealing.
Being Muslims, we have a smooth path set by Islam and it condemns bribery and corruption as obnoxious evils. The Prophet said, “Beware of bribery for verily it is sheer infidelity, and the briber will not even smell the fragrance of paradise”. At another occasion dear Prophet warned in these words, “Allah’s curse is on the briber, bribed and the agent between them” Where rights of others are violated and infringed, there is no concession in Islam.
In manifesto of Islam, there is no place for bribery and corruption, black marketing and hoarding, short measuring and adulteration, jobbery and nepotism. These are the evils prevailing in our culture promoting tendencies of favoritism. The European countries instead of uncountable drawbacks are at least free from these malignant evils. They are not ready to compromise on humanity. The paradox is that they have adopted the golden norms of East and we are in pursuit of their obscene and prune culture. We are not ready to leave our kalma and they are reluctant to accept kalma otherwise reverse is the case.
“The graph of corruption is not lowering down as it was claimed by IK and ministers have to face embarrassment at each Talk show unveiling with previous overblown speeches of their leader. Time and again U Turn is the term became synonym with this government rather than motorway.”
Corruption breeds inequality, injustice, insecurity and unrest in society. Where there is a huge gap between the haves and haves not owing to corruption, outcome of society are unemployment, revolts, street crimes and above all suicides. The upper leaves absorb and consume maximum water of rain and leaves less or nothing for the lower petals. Same is the story of every year of budget which guarantees the safe guard of industrialists and dominant section of society and the common people are crushed like insects.
Let’s take only one example of sugar cane, the hard toiled crop of farmer is rated Rs.180 per 40 kg while its product sugar is sold at Rs.70 per kg. That is the difference which is promoting the victimization of the already squeezed people. Millionaires are in race of trillions while the common people are struggling for their survival only. Imagine the same in each section of govt. non govt. and semi govt. sectors.
Common man had high hopes from the present government which came on the rule by proclaiming diminishing of corruption and changing old Pakistan. So for as the situation is being worse. Corruption is mounting in every department more than ever before. People are only beguiled by jailing the big crocodiles. The graph of corruption is not lowering down as it was claimed by IK and ministers have to face embarrassment at each Talk show unveiling with previous overblown speeches of their leader. Time and again U Turn is the term became synonym with this government rather than motorway.
How can we mark a deadline of exterminating corruption when we are exactly on the track of previous governments .Only reshuffling of bureaucracy is not its remedy. It craves for law amendment like Chine model where the punishment of corruption is death sentence. Public hanging can only stop this cancer and stigma of society. Mere some statements and some actions against some targeted political figures is not its treatment. It is crying for entire change of entire structure and entire change of laws otherwise nothing will come out of nothing.
Unfortunately, the corrupt mafia uses such mechanical hands as leaving no traces behind. Absence of signs and symptoms are the main hurdles on the way of gripping these tycoons. Our flexible judicial system paves the way for their escape. Weak are caught in the web of law from which powerful make a dodge. According to rough calculations 70% of budget of a mega project is engulfed by officers of high ranks. Then reason is obvious that people are not ready to pay their genuine tax because they are not sure about its true utilization. This corruption is the cause of our moral degradation and ill repute in civilized world. It is a check in grooming economy. Be alert before our economy should run on insulin.