Emporium Current EssaysEmporium Current Essays365..nd even defence. On the other band, >ve have made outstanding headway in corruption.If we scan Pakistan's history, we will learn that corruption was little known before theregime of Ayub Khan. Politicians like Liaquat Ali Khan, Nazim-ud-Din, Fazal Haque,Tamiz-ud-Din, passed away penniless. Even Sikandar Mirza worked for a living duringhis exile days in England. Today, unfortunately, the pace of corruption is promoted by thevery leaders whose first and foremost duty is to combat and eradicate it. Instead, thewhole structure and system of the government is being erected on incompetence,approach, nepotism, corruption and bribery which will, it not checked in an opposite way,utterly wreck every institution and department.At the dawn of this year, three Indian Federal Ministers resigned from Prime Minister Narasimha "Rao's Cabinet following the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chargingthem with corruption. They were accused of receiving, between 1983 and 1991, morethan 21 million dollars from a Delhi-based business magnate, Suredra Jain, to securecontracts or in exchange for favours. The Indian PM had given the CBI the green signalto charge sheet the three sitting ministers and to file cases against them in the SupremeCourt. Can our FIA take similar action against our minister?The bureaucrats and politicians across the political divide have combined into a mostsinister venture "of plunder. They do subvert any genuine attempt at accountability. Thetask of extinguishing the burner of corruption is made more difficult by institutionalfairly and legal loopholes.The long and strong hands of corruption seem to spare no sector, either it is small or big.The diabolical extent of corruption particularly in the police service has broken allrecords where police stations are sold to the higher bidders among police officer, who arethen free to make as mucli money as they can.Efforts of the FACC have ended in fiasco to punish the corrupt since the FACC has foundout many cases of massive fraud an heavy misappropriation. Unfortunately, the corruptare highly place and well-connected in a changing political scenario in which they havestrong political connections. That is why successive anticorruption committees over thedecades came with a bang and vanished with a whimper.The evasion of income tax by the landlords* mill-owners, business magnates andlawyers, etc., is pernicious to the economy of Pakistan and eventually burgeonscorruption in society.