One third of respondents to a survey in South Asia reported paying a bribe to officials in 2011 for legally entitled services.
40 percent of citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reported that they paid a bribe to a government worker. The police were the largest recipients of the bribes.
Up to two-thirds of people in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan who had contact with the police paid a bribe during the year.
Source: AFP, “A third of south Asians made to pay bribes: survey,” Google News, December 22, 2011.