So anyways, I was trying to make the point that you should not give in to the demands of the police man. And I was shut up quite nicely when asked what I would do if a police man stopped me on the road and demanded money from me to let me go. Either give him the money or go to jail. The perfect example of being between a rock and a hard place! And then my friend said something that I think describes the Pakistani mentality perfectly.
Bribery isn’t haram (not allowed according to Islamic rules) in Pakistan. None of the things that you have to do to survive in this country is haram. You do them because you have to, not because you want to.