Corruption is a cancer that spreads rapidly all over the body. It’s a big hurdle in the prosperity of the nations. Due to concrete measures in Australia, Canada and few European countries corruption has dropped extensively, nevertheless in developing and underdeveloped countries (especially Afghanistan and Somalia) it is still a critical problem. According to the Global Corruption Barometer 2013 released by Transparency international, a worldwide survey conducted with 114,000 people that analyze bribery and political corruption in 107 countries. It was found in the report that, bribery and corruption are widespread across both developed and underdeveloped countries. More than 50 percent of the respondents from survey said that the
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Besides in the era of democracy, members of the parliaments are hired through votes, but unfortunately vote rigging is a very common thing. Parliamentarians also add their considerable shares in moving the corruption cycle by having undue access to public funds. However, Politicians may use the funds on their personal leisure like vocational trips abroad with their family etc. No doubt, elected members are supposed to utilize state assets in best possible way; however, they may sell valuable asset (e.g. land) at low price and in return attain kickback payment to their personnel accounts for the fraud. Individuals and organizations, too gear this process by filling the pockets of corrupt Politicians to acquire support in their illegal actions. It is melancholic to say that few government officials are even involved in backing the most wanted criminals.
Corruption may have drastic impacts like most of the public funds are used on the leisure and lifestyle of influential people instead of allotting them on hospitals, schools and other basic needs of general public. Corruption causes businesses to flee from the country because businessmen find it a constant threat for their progress. When people are hired on the basis of patronage, nepotism and cronyism then surely we may expect most of the appointed persons to be incompetent for their respective tasks.