National Highways & Motorways Police - A Symbol of Corruption Free Culture in Pakistan

National Highways & Motorways Police has been declared as a role model for the Public Organisation being a corruption free department in Pakistan. It has been included as the 13th corruption free department of the world. National Highways & Motorways Police has set a new standard of professionalism for public sector organizations in Pakistan. In Pakistan around 1300 billion rupees have been hushed up as corruption. Pakistan's ranking is as 34th on the Corruption Perception Index CPI of the most corrupt countries in the world. According to Transparency International, the Land Revenue Department is the most corrupt department, followed by Police and Judiciary. Although Police is considered to be the most corrupt and non-public friendly institution in Pakistan, but National Highways & Motorways Police has been ranked high among all enforcement agencies being corruption free. NH&MP is a federal enforcement agency under the Ministry of Communication. It was established in 1997 to carry out road traffic enforcement and education on motorways. In 2000 its jurisdiction was increased to National Highways. Currently, it has jurisdictional control over 2700 kilometres on various highways and motorways in Pakistan. NH&MP is going to have jurisdiction over certain other National Highways in the near future. Thus, it is going to be one of the largest enforcement agencies. NH&MP has a central command system under the Inspector General of Police which is the head of the department, followed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police which heads up a zone and then Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Police which are the heads of Sector and the Beat respectively. Beat is the basic unit of operation which is divided into four sub beats. NH&MP has two types of staff: one administrative which is supporting staff and operational staff which carries out operational duties on highways and motorways. NH&MP has strict merit based recruitment policies and a strong accountability process. Due to such mechanisms, the chances of involvement of any staff members in the corruption have been kept to a minimum. Moreover, NH&MP officers are trained on modern footings so that their professional capabilities can be enhanced to be matchless. The footprints of corruption free institutions like National Highways & Motorway Police in Pakistan can be guiding principles for other institutions to replicate the model to attain high levels of professionalism.


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  • Features: Bibliography; Figures;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01667951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0542
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2018 6:58PM