PM Imran Khan Take Notice of Corrupt Practices at Check Posts
- Prime Minister Imran Khan directed officials to revise standard operating procedures to root out corruption practices at check posts on highways.
- In case the task is not completed in the given time frame, action will be taken against officials of the relevant department.
- PM expressed his resolve to rebuild institutions damaged by former leaders through their corrupt practices.
Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of corrupt practices at check posts established on major highways of the country.
PM Imran Khan issued a directive to reduce security pickets. The extortion by law enforcement agencies creates inconvenience for the public, corrupts society and brings a bad name to the country and government machinery.
“There is a rampant rent-seeking from goods transport in the country by a plethora of agencies such as Police, Customs, Excise, Rangers, FC, Coast Guard, through the mechanism of check posts established at National Highways.”
“This exercise of getting illegal gratification and extortion is ample proof of either weak supervisory regime or implied connivance of this activity. This can be safely presumed that the money so collected through illegal means is shared with the upper hierarchy at different levels.”
The Premier took stern notice of the illegal practices, and directed authorities concerned to exercise the following no later than October 5.
- The standard operating procedures will be revised by the respective organization to check and root out this problem.
- The check-posts will be reduced where possible. It will be rationalized in coordination with other organizations that have established check-posts nearby and be converted into multi-agency common check posts.
- The supervisory role is made effective.
In case the task is not completed in the given time frame, action will be taken against officials of the relevant department. The notice has directed to complete the exercise by October 5 and submit a report to PM’s Office.
Before Prime Minister Imran Khan came into power, he repeatedly said that Pakistan is progressing because of corruption.
In Pakistan, corruption is a norm and transparency is a rarity. Speed money for property transfers, paltry bribes paid to avoid fines, tips expected by low-ranking officials or nepotism to circumvent merit are part of our everyday culture.
The Prime Minister has vowed to bring the looters and plunderers of the national wealth to justice. He also said that unless the plunderers who had brought the country to bankruptcy and burdened it with debts are not sent to jails, the country can’t progress.
The government would not tolerate corruption at any level in any of its departments.PM Imran Khan expressed his resolve to rebuild institutions damaged by former leaders through their corrupt practices.