This article focuses on analyzing essential ingredients to initiate and sustain a successful anticorruption strategy. The basic objective of this policy paper is to recommend a set of policies based
on the lessons drawn from the success of anti-corruption strategies in other countries. Taking Pakistan as the test-bed,
it relates to the design, initiation, and pursuit of anti-corruption activities. The
article elaborates a six-step anti-corruption strategy suggesting that to
eradicate corruption effectively, the country must initiate these preconditions.
It should: (1) restore the public confidence by showing political will to fight
corruption; (2) restructure its main anti-corruption agency; (3) establish an
anti-corruption inter-agency coordinating board; (4) reform the police, (5)
initiate programs and curriculum for anti-corruption awareness; (6) establish
a watchdog from the civil society with an advisory role. The strategies
suggested in this article are based on the successes of anti-corruption
agencies in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Georgia.
1-Saranjam Muhammad Baig Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science,Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat Oman.