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Hopeless situation

APROPOS of your editorial (“Police corruption”), the situation is hopeless, the quantum of corruption is very huge. The fact that two men gave Rs9 million to get appointed as assistant police superintendents is simply baffling.
We know that people without influence have to pay a lot to get jobs in government departments, but if it requires so much money to get a lucrative post, the jobless man has no choice but to turn to crime.
A traffic constable once told me that he had to take bribes from vehicle drivers to pay his superiors to ensure that he would not be transferred to a place where there was very little illegal income.
The system is rotten to the core.

SHAKIR LAKHANI
Karachi
Published in DAWN, 28 January 2011

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