Punjab is the Most Corrupt Province, KPK the Least

The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) conducted a survey in February 2016 and has released a report detailing the responses it received from the public, gauging the public’s perception of government departments.

According to the survey’s results, Punjab was deemed as the most corrupt province of Pakistan, while KPK is said to come last in terms of corruption.

About the Survey

FAFEN surveyed 6,030 people, from 603 locations and all national or provincial constituencies, at random. When asked about corrupt practices in their province, the majority of the people said that Punjab was corrupt while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the least corrupt province.

The respondents were asked whether they had come into contact with any of the 25 government departments during the past six months. The government departments  in question included:

  1. Education,
  2. Health,
  3. WAPDA,
  4. Sui Gas,
  5. Police,
  6. Courts,
  7. Revenue,
  8. Election Commission,
  9. Irrigation,
  10. Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP),
  11. Zakat and Ushr,
  12. Post office,
  13. PTCL,
  14. forest,
  15. Traffic police,
  16. 1122,
  17. National Highways and motorway police,
  18. NADRA,
  19. Municipality,
  20. Utility stores,
  21. Pakistan Railways,
  22. PIA,
  23. FBR,
  24. Water and sewerage,
  25. Local Councils (Union Council, Union Committee, Rural and Neighbourhood Council).

People’s Response

Out of those who had interacted with any of these government departments, a massive 64 percent believed that corruption prevails there. Most of the people replied that corruption is either very high or somewhat high.

74 percent of the respondents, who said the departments had high corruption levels, were male, while 52 percent of the respondents were female. A clear indication that men come into contact with officially corrupt practices and personnel.

82 percent of the respondents, who perceived corruption to be very high, were from Balochistan. It was followed by 74 percent from Sindh, 72 percent from Islamabad (ICT), 68 percent from Punjab and 52 percent from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 8 percent of the respondents against government institutions were from FATA.

Bribe Witnesses

332 people reported that they had personally witnessed government employees taking bribes from the general public. Highest number was reported from Punjab at 206, about 12 percent of all respondents who interacted with government departments. Punjab was followed by Sindh with 106 incidents (10.6 percent). In comparison, only 4 percent respondents from Balochistan and 1 percent from KPK said they had witnessed such an incident.

The Survey Pool

The survey included 46 percent and 54 percent adult men and women respectively. 59 percent of the people interviewed belonged within an age group of 18-35 years while the reaming 41 percent were aged over 35 years.

62 percent of the respondents had primary level education or more. 34 percent of the respondents studied less than primary level or never went to school. 3.8 percent respondents belonged to madrassas while 0.2 percent were from vocational institutions.

Its Importance

FAFEN’s survey was conducted before the Panama Leaks which could have had an even worse effect on the results, especially for Punjab and Sindh. Even before that happened, the majority of the public does not trust the government departments.

The organisation will release a detailed socio-political portfolio in July this year. The corruption related results were made public beforehand considering the backdrop of Panama Papers and Dubai Scandal.


He is the Editor-in-Chief at ProPakistani. Reach out at aadil.s[at]propakistani.pk

  • KP achieved this under PTI Gov in 3 Years. Job Well done :)
    A slap on the face of PMLN who’s in power for 30 years. Shame on them!

  • “74 percent of the respondents, who said the departments had high corruption levels, were male, while 52 percent of the respondents were female.”

    74+52=126 %

    Please proof read the article before publishing.

      • i dont think so. The article never mentioned the proportion of males and females.

        • Jahangir, they are just trying to say out 100 male 74 have responded and same goes for the females.

          • Panama Shareef Supporters kabi apni ghalti nai mantay hamesha dosro me ghalti dhondtay hein. Reality fact ignore kiya ja raha ha Article samajh na anay ke wajah se.

          • Jahangir is absolutely right. Those who have conducted a research would agree with him. The percentage mentioned in the article is the percentage of ‘the respondents’ out of which 74% are stated male while 52% are female. This can’t be possible. There is no citation. If you think your point is correct, please give the link to the original source.

            P.S. We should just trust everything the internet feeds us!

  • This should b a tech related website rather than a Pti promotion page, many people from pti were named in panama papers bt very successfully hidden by the owner of the page, n now this, had hai yaar kesi ki side lenay ki :/ wont b following this site ever again

  • instead of doing these surveys the concerned departments should bring forth a corruption report with solid proof(s). just saying…………

  • No offense but kaha gy Janwaro K supports…..Shairooooooo!!!!

    “ting sha us”

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