Fighting Corruption in Kathmandu

The Nepalese government plans to issue pants to airport workers that have no pockets.

A spokesman said trousers without pockets would help the authorities “curb the irregularities”.

The move comes after the prime minister of Nepal said corruption was damaging the airport’s reputation, AFP reported.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) said it had sent a team to the airport to “observe the growing complaints about the behaviour of airport authorities and workers towards travellers”.

“We discovered that the reports were true,” spokesman Ishwori Prasad Paudyal told the AFP news agency.

“So we decided that airport officials should be given trousers with no pockets.”

He said the Ministry of Civil Aviation had been instructed to put the measure in place as soon as possible.

“We believe this will help curb the irregularities,” he said.

(Hat tip to Upgrade: Travel Better)

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