CORRUPTION ERODED THE COUNTRY INSTITUTETIONS

SUMMAIYA CHAUDHRY

(MEDIA STUDENT OF IIUI)

 

Corruption can be defined as the wrong doing on the part of the authority, a powerful party

or an individual through the means that are immoral, incompatible with ethical standards.

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts everyone who depends

on the integrity of people in a position of authority. We often relate the word “corruption”

with either a corrupt political system, a corrupt politician, a corrupt government or a corrupt

nation. However, what we fail to realize is that it’s the people who together make up a system

or form a nation so it all comes down to every individual as of how he/she contributes to the

act of corruption. Corruption today is not restricted to politics or a government, it can be seen

at a grass root level in almost all areas and fields of life. We as a society, as a community and

as people have become morally and ethically corrupt too. Keeping in mind how we define

corruption it would not be wrong to say that we are a corrupt nation as well. We as a students

have become corrupt too not fulfilling our duty, not rightfully educating ourselves. All we are

doing is just competing in a rat race of marks and grades and not truly educating and grooming

ourselves. Corruption doesn’t stops at national borders, in a day by the act of a person or

change of a government. To stop corruption you have to understand it. All these things are an

act of corruption too and as a result we see corruption almost everywhere today. Charles Caleb

cotton said “Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase.