Massive corruption suspected in Pakistan’s flood aid causes: Media reports

Global Concerns erupt after (TI)’s Pak unit sheds light on Excessive corruption in disaster aid for flood victims in Pakistan


Immoderate corruption in disaster aid for flood victims in Pakistan has aroused global outrage. The misuse of grafts has been on the rise in the south Asian nation, that has caused major outrage and worries.

According to the European Times, the UN and the US, who had previously released funds to aid flood relief, are now deeply concerned about corruption as the humanitarian aid cannot reach the victims in the afflicted provinces.

Ned Prince, a spokesperson for the US State Department, stated in a press conference on October 12 that “this is something we take very seriously” concerning allegations of corruption. Disaster relief was rushed to Pakistan from a number of nations after floods ravaged many areas of that nation and left behind major catastrophe.


However, the common manifestations of corruption in humanitarian assistance for the Pakistan floods has made governments, relief NGO’s, high-ranking officials including the UN secretary-general, celebrities, and disaster management professionals concerned.
The scenario in Pakistan during the 2005 floods was the same; those impacted merely endured suffering. Due to the fact that Balochistan and Kyber Pakhtunkhwa are the two provinces most severely impacted by the Pakistan floods, the story of deeply ingrained corruption is still being played out in these two provinces’ tribal regions today.

Furthermore, according to European Times, Transparency International (TI)’s Pakistan unit scaled down the south Asian nation a steep 24 notches in a single year, placing it at 140 out of 161, bringing into focus the ongoing flood relief transparency issue. According to The European Times

Massive floods in Pakistan have caused devastation to the nation’s infrastructure and a tremendous loss of life. As of September 30, the NDMA has recorded more than 12,800 injuries in addition to just under 1,700 fatalities. As per estimates, more than 7,000 schools are currently housing displaced people, and an estimated 25,100 schools have suffered damage.