Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has denied claims of the Pakistan army being the most corrupt institution in the country, calling it a smear campaign promoted on social media.
The allegations against the army are based on a report that is claimed to have been published by Transparency International.
TIP released a report on December 9 that surveyed people to rank institutions and departments in Pakistan where irregularities, bribery, and other malpractices were prevalent.
Based on this survey, the report identified the police and army as the most corrupt institutions in the country.
However, TIP has since issued a statement clarifying that no report has been released by either TIP or Transparency International, which explicitly named the army as the most corrupt institution in Pakistan.
TIP categorically rejects the allegations and called them propaganda and disinformation.
Press Release: TI Pakistan Rejects False/Fake Report Attributed to Transparency International Declaring Pakistan Army “Most Corrupt Institutions of Pakistan” pic.twitter.com/EGACGP05sY
— TI Pakistan (@TIPakistan1) February 15, 2023
The organization has urged the public not to spread false information and to verify the credibility of the sources before sharing any news on social media platforms.
The spread of such baseless claims can harm the reputation of institutions and individuals and can also cause unrest and instability in the country.
In conclusion, while corruption is a prevalent issue in Pakistan, it is essential to ensure that the allegations are credible and substantiated before making claims against individuals or institutions.
Transparency International and TIP are working to address corruption in Pakistan and promote transparency and accountability, and it is essential to support their efforts by being responsible and vigilant consumers of information.