It is necessary for us to first identify the cause of corruption. Only then we can propose remedy for it. The first cause of rapid corruption in Pakistan is lack of accountability. Our institutions like anti-corruption department and National Accountability Bureau- (NAB) are not fully independent. Whether it is military rule or civilian government, these institutions have been influenced and used by both civil and military governments for their personal gains or political victimization of the opponents.
One of the major causes of corruption is deviation of people from the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said: "If you get something from people because of your position it is bribery. Would you get it if you are not holding that position, or if you stay in your father's house?"
The apostle of Allah Almighty has also said: “Allah will call us to account how we spend our life, our youth, our wealth and our knowledge.”
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: "Whosoever from you is appointed by us to a position of authority and he conceals from us a needle or something smaller than that, it would be misappropriation (of public funds) and [he] will (have to) produce it on the Day of Judgment." (Sahih Muslim no. 847)
Almighty Allah says: "And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully." (Surah Al-Baqara, Ayat: 188)
Holy Quran states: "Corruption (sins and disobedience of Allah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allah, and begging His Pardon)." (Surah Ar-Rum, Ayat :41).
“The Apostle of Allah (SAW) cursed the one who bribes (rashi) and the one who takes (murtashi).” (Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith No. 1595).
All these above narrations from Quran and Sunnah clearly assert that there is no place of such sleaze in Islam. A true Muslim would never deviate from the words of Allah, and His Prophet (SAW). Corruption has been denounced by Allah and our prophet and it is binding upon every Muslim to curb this menace.