“Higher salaries discourage corruption” Sharjeel Jamal

The salaries and perks of officers in Pakistan Customs are among the lowest in the world. The compensation packages of civil servants are considerably lower than the corporate sector.

Studies reveal that the impact of government wages on corruption is dependent on the level of per capita income. When income per capita is relatively low, higher government wages can reduce corruption. In other words, higher government wages reduce corruption in low-income countries such as Pakistan.

It is appealed before Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan that to discourage corruption in Pakistan Customs, the salary packages of officers should be made competitive with the rest of the world as well as the country’s corporate sector.

Corruption by Customs officers poses serious risks to the economy as well as security of the country.

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