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CORRUPTION. An act done with an intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others. It includes bribery, but is more comprehensive; because an act may be corruptly done, though the advantage to be derived from it be not offered by another. Merl. Rep. h.t.
     2. By corruption, sometimes, is understood something against law; as, a contract by which the borrower agreed to pay the lender usurious interest. It is said, in such case, that it was corruptly agreed, &c.

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He further said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, "We will run all national institutions very transparently." There is no space of any corrupt politicians in Pakistani politics, he said and added the World was looking to punish corrupt politicians who looted the public.
The young minister of communications is in regular contact with the relevant departments to arrest the corrupt officers, they said.
DG, NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Naeem Mangi said bureau was taking action against the corrupt without any discrimination.
"As per the applicable Disciplinary Rules, the government has the right to proceed against corrupt officials on the basis of available evidence.
It also reduces the opportunity to horde ill-gotten cash from corrupt sources and will encourage citizens to deposit large sums of money in banks.
Generally, it's the citizens who bear the brunt of corruption in their daily lives when they are unable access government services because of the demands for bribes when they die or get maimed on poor roads because contractors bribed their way through when they can't access affordable food and decent healthcare because allocations were siphoned off and when their children can't access quality education because there are no facilities and books.The greatest undoing for us is that the corrupt do not associate their actions with any consequences as the public continues to tolerate corrupt leaders who use ethnic politics and smart lawyers to escape accountability.
Muheria cautioned officials pursuing corrupt individuals to resist bribes from the culprits to let them off the hook.
"All available resources being utilized to yield better results from the performance of Provincial Excise Department, progress underway to meet the given tax-collection target of more than 2 billion rupees." Naeem Bazai said added online Tax System would be helpful to decline corrupt practice from Excise Department.
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Access to justice was not possible in the old corrupt system of governance and the people were deprived from their rights.
PTI challenged this corrupt system and brought about visible change in each and every field and sector of governance in accordance with the expectations of general public.
"PTI challenged this corrupt system and brought about a visible change in each and every field and sector of governance in accordance with the expectations of the general public," he said and regretted that the corrupt rulers of past were pointing fingers at the leadership of PTI and its initiatives for public welfare.