To a varying degree, corruption exists in almost all countries.
However, the degree to which it impacts the common peoples lives and increases poverty is directly proportional to the level of this scourge and how widespread it is in society.
A countrys or provinces development depends on how much of the States resources are lost to this ugly practice.
In developed countries, where corruption is limited to a small number of projects and where common people do not encounter it on a daily basis, the adverse impact tends to be marginal and does not jeopardise the welfare of its people.
In contrast, a poor country like India, where each borrowed dollar must be spent to uplift the people from poverty, it has a significant impact.
A recent World Bank report lists corruption and lack of transparency as the two core reasons that hamper India drive for development.
However, these indices do not convey the terrible pain and sufferings that the brutal practice of corruption has caused to the common people of India.
Many people in India believe that much of the development and a significant portion of the operations allocations are lost due to bribery and other related illegal and unethical activities.
The extreme poverty and lack of infrastructure and basic services in the rural areas of Sindh and Balochistan are in part fuelled by bribery, influence peddling, extortion, and abuse of power.