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Neutral, impartial and independent?

June 18th, The Friday Times

The three principles of international humanitarian action have long been held to be neutrality, impartiality and independence and Transparency International comes under the purview of these principles of humanitarian action.

There have been major criticisms levelled at the 2010 National Corruption Survey by Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) in the media, for example that the report has an unfair bias and targets the PPP government unfairly.

Imran Khan for one in The News (June 9), questions the sampling of TIP saying, “The 2009 survey differs from the other two when it comes to the provincial sample size. In 2002 and 2005, the sample size for each province was somewhat reflective of its overall population proportion in Pakistan. But in 2009, each province had the same sample size, 1,300.”

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Summarising Corruption in Pakistan

The Friday Times, June 18th

Perceptions of Corruption

The National Corruption Perception Survey 2010 published by Transparency International (TI) reports that corruption has increased from Rs 195 billion in 2009 to Rs 223 billion in 2010.

The Police retained the title of the most corrupt departments of the Pakistani government for the fourth time. It has topped the list of the ten most corrupt departments and sectors in all of the four such surveys conducted by TI Pakistan in 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2010.

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