October 5, 2023, 1:59 am

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2023-08-29 14:23:20 BdST

Pakistan, India ahead of Bangladesh in bribery: ADB

Bribery is more prevalent in Pakistan and India than Bangladesh, says Asian Development Bank.

A report of ADB released on Thursday claimed the incidence of bribe requests in Bangladesh is less than in India and Pakistan.

In Bangladesh, 23 percent of the firms said they have been solicited for gifts or informal payments (i.e., bribes) when meeting with tax officials, according to the ADB's 'Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2023.'

In Pakistan, the proportion of firms reported getting such requests is 30.8 percent, which is the highest in South Asia. In India, it is 27.2 percent, which is the second-highest in the region.

Both Bangladesh and India's figures are based on 2022 data, while Pakistan's figure is from 2013.

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