Pakistani voters concerned over corruption

Corruption in Pakistan weighs heavy on voters' minds as they prepare to go to the polls.

    Pakistan is the 34th most corrupt country in the world, according to the watchdog Transparency International.

    The Supreme Court tried to go after the President Asif Ali Zardari on corruption charges last year, while lower court judges are notorious for taking bribes.

    The army was recently at the centre of a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scandal, but it is not just high level corruption that is a problem.  

    Paying bribes is part of everyday life for many Pakistanis, with even passport applications affected.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Lahore.

     

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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