Corruption is not a new manifestation, it is an old phenomenon and universal problem which has adverse implications on all spheres of human life. This word has a deep shadow on all world’s newspapers and magazines. Catastrophe becomes a fortune of a nation when corruption dissolves in the soul of a nation and when corruption plays the role of cement in the building of the Nation. The role of the corruption is not like a shark who swallows her prey in a second rather its role is like a termite who eats wood slowly. Rack and ruin of a nation do not turn on instantly by corruption rather the destruction of a nation starts slowly by corruption. Due to corruption, a nation confronts defeat on all grounds of life.
In Pakistan, corruption is a crucial issue and that’s why the understanding of this issue is plain sailing for every Pakistani. Every department in Pakistan is exempt from the menace of corruption. People of every class have cordial relations with this menace and due to these cordial relations, the soul of the Pakistani nation is on the verge of death. This thing arises a question, how can we come back the soul of the nation from the verge of death to the ground of life? This piece of writing will elaborate on some ways by which the soul of the nation can come back from the verge of death to the ground of life and corruption can be eradicated in Pakistani society.
Behavior change will come first in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society. Most Pakistanis have made corruption an integral part of their personality. Due to this, they think that corruption is not an immoral thing rather it is the way to fix the problem. This kind of personality shortcoming must be removed and this transition can come through the positive role of parents, educational institutes, religious scholars, and political leaders because these are pillars of society that play a significant role in the building of personality.
Eradication of red-tapism in offices will come second in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society. In Pakistani offices, both staff members and common people have to follow excessive regulations or rigid rules. These excessive regulations and rigid rules are hinders the way of rapid working and decision making. This thing provokes corruption and people use give and take policy the getting rapid results. If red-tapism is eliminated from the offices of Pakistani then people can get outcomes rapidly without using malicious methods and corruption will reach the ground in Pakistani offices which are now touching the sky due to red-tapism.
The use of technology will come third in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society. In the world, CCTV cameras, computers, positioning devices, and many other devices are playing a vital role in the eradication of corruption. Through CCTV cameras we can watch different activities, through computers, we can conserve records and check records at the time of need and through positioning devices, we can track the position of any person or thing which can be proved beneficial for the eradication of corruption. Besides the above-mentioned devices, many other devices are playing a key role in halting corruption in society. All these devices should be utilized in Pakistani offices and other areas for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society.
A sense of security will come forth in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society. According to Qasim Ali Shah, any person involves in corruption at that time when insecurity arises in the mind of a person. This insecurity incites a person into the act of corruption. This insecurity is that We should collect more and more money so that, we could pass any bad time easily. This insecurity of Pakistani people can be removed by connecting the people’s relation with the Quran which says “And those who hoard gold and spend it not in the way if Allah -Give them tidings of a painful punishment (Quran 9:35) and besides this, Prophets Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) has also given guaranty to his followers that if you will have your faith on Allah then Allah will pass your bad time easily.
Accountability will come fifth in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society. In the world, according to the 2021 corruption perception index, New Zealand and Denmark are the least corrupt countries. The secret of the top-ranking of these countries is hidden in the accountability. In these countries, lower to top, minister to prime minister, soldier to general, everyone is accountable before the law for his acts. This thing arises morality in every individual of these countries. The system of accountability should enforce fully in Pakistan, so that, every person could not commit anything out of the law and black ships of different departments could be controlled.
A good judicial system will come sixth on the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistan. In Pakistani, it is a herculean task for the poor to prove any crime to the rich through the Pakistani judicial system. The victim becomes accused, accused becomes victim, is a usual thing in Pakistan judicial system. Many judges of different ranks give their decision on the basis of money and that’s why Pakistan’s ranking is 130 out of 139 in the world justice project rule of law index 2021. Reforms are so much essential for the better performance of the judicial system; otherwise, this judicial system will be dangerous for the poor.
Publication of politicians’ assets and civil servants’ assets will come seventh in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society. Publication of personal assets of politicians and civil servants will arise feelings of fear in the minds of politicians and civil servants for any illegal activity. On the other hand, this thing will arise a feeling of fairness in the minds of common people, which is necessary for the progress of any society.
Corruption-related Seminars and workshops will come eight in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society. Around the world, corruption-related Seminars and workshops are playing a pivotal role in the eradication of corruption in different segments and spheres of human society. These seminars and workshops provide awareness against corruption. In Pakistan, the importance of corruption-related seminars and workshops for the eradication of corruption should be accepted by all classes of people. Corruption-related Seminars and workshops should be organized in different cities of Pakistan on a priority basis.
Self-assessment will come ninth in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistan society. Imposing blame for corruption by one Pakistani on the other Pakistani is a usual thing but self-assessment by any Pakistani is rare. Do corruption and blaming others for corruption is a favorite hobby of Pakistani people. This hobby of Pakistani people should be altered. Otherwise, the declining trend will dominate in Pakistan society.
Strict and rigid law will come tenth in the list of ways that can be used for the eradication of corruption in Pakistani society. In Pakistan, laws against corruption are not strict. Different amnesty schemes bestow so much freedom to Pakistan politicians and other big guns for corruption, that’s why they have become jailbirds of corruption.NRO is also a blessing of disguise for corrupt Pakistani politicians. Strict and rigid laws should be made and these laws should not prove to be flash in the pane. These laws should be incorporated into the Pakistani constitution; otherwise, the poor will face a bad quarter an hour in the future.
The sum and substance of this piece of writing are that corruption is a menace and this menace has damaged Pakistani society badly. Removal of this menace in Pakistani society is not a child’s play, but the removal of this menace is very essential for Pakistani society. This menace can be eliminated by only stringent actions. If this menace will not be removed from Pakistani society then Pakistani society will face a decline in all spheres of life.