A Critical Analysis of Legal Framework on Accountability: A Case Study of Pakistan
Keywords:Accountability, Corruption, Legislation, Pakistan, Policymaking
Accountability has become a popular political slogan in Pakistan nowadays. “Accountability for all,” “across-the-board accountability,” and "Pakistan has no future until the scourge of corruption is seriously faced" are nonetheless fundamental to the discussion of accountability. Pakistan has established a number of anti-corruption entities but has yet to create and put into place a comprehensive accountability structure. This article argues that Pakistan's corruption is systemic, and that the country's existing accountability system is bogged down in addressing financial corruption alone. Pakistan seems to have a culture of discontent and instability because of bad leadership, corruption, unfairness, politicization of the accountability system, and inflationary pressures that are difficult to maintain. It is crucial that everyone, especially the stakeholders, fully comprehends the theoretical ideas of corruption and the fundamental sense of accountability. Current accountability legislation must be reviewed to effectively lessen the risk of corruption. The research recommends setting up a National Accountability Commission and adopting a bottom-up, decentralized participatory strategy for Pakistan's policymaking in order to increase accountability.
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