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Inflation is going down: Farrukh

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib says that the prices of edible items were declining in third consecutive week that ended on December 9 as compared to same period last year.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Friday said that the prices of edible items were declining in third consecutive week that ended on December 9 as compared to same period last year.

In a tweet, he said the price of tomato price was reduced by 13.37 percent, chicken by 10.59 percent, potato by 4.48 percent, LPG price fell by 2.96 percent, sugar by 1.03 percent, Gurr by 0.51 percent, flour by 0.46 percent, mustard oil by 0.27 percent and price of eggs was decreased by 0.26 percent as comparing to last year.

Due to administrative measures the price of onion was dropped by 31.99 percent, tomato by 27.61 percent, pulse moong by 25.03 percent, potato by 17.64 percent, chicken by 12.80 percent, eggs prices were dropped by 6.28 percent as compared to same period last year.

Transparency International report

Transparency International, the global non-governmental anti-corruption watchdog, has released its latest National Corruption Perception Survey Pakistan.

The detailed report of the survey was released today. The report is based on responses gathered from a sample of 1600 people from across all four provinces.

The results of the survey have revealed that the vast majority of the population is dissatisfied with the corruption levels in the country.

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A sectoral breakdown of people’s perception regarding the frequency and levels of corruption incidents has placed Pakistan police as the most corrupt sector.

41.4 percent of the respondents believed that police was the most corrupt, 17.4 percent voted for Judiciary, and 10.3 percent for the tender and contracting sector.

The health sector is positioned at fourth with 7.5 percent of the sample population, believing it to be the most corrupt sector.

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The report has also revealed that 85.9 percent of the people considered the government’s self-accountability to be unsatisfactory.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk