SA adopts resolution against TI’s report

Sindh Assembly adopted a resolution, on Tuesday, against the latest report of Transparency International highlighting massive corruption in public institutions.

In the resolution moved by Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) MPA Sharjeel Inaam Memom, it was maintained that Transparency International operated from a single room and had no staff in country.

MPA Memon demanded the anti-corruption organization to inform the house of its working mechanism, terming the report a conspiracy to defame the democratic government.

Meanwhile, MPA Shazia Murree condemned the report and called it an act of defaming Pakistan.

“Pakistan’s image”, she said, “is being damaged in the name of corruption”.

Earlier, Pakistan had been ranked as 34th most corrupt country, among 178 countries ranked by the ‘Transparency International Corruptions Perceptions Index (CPI) 2010′ released last month.