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When the Emperor Reaches Out to the Citizen: Pakistan Launches Anti-Corruption Campaign

January 13, 2016

As in many countries, obtaining a passport in Pakistan can be arduous. Lines are long, and unscrupulous people often ask for bribes to speed up applications. In an effort to solve this problem, Pakistan’s government now sends this simple text message to each applicant: “Did you face any problem or did someone ask you for money?” And the responses are flowing in.