Youth’s role must to boost NAB’s anti-corruption drive, says chairman
November 30, 2016
ISLAMABAD: NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said organisations like NAB and other anti-corruption agencies have an equally formidable task in shape of corruption that we need to weed out.At a national seminar Tuesday on ‘role of youth in eradication of corruption’ organised by International Islamic University, he said youth is our future and NAB wants to engage them to join hands in its fight against corruption.
Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai Rector International Islamic University, senior faculty members and a large number of students attended the seminar.
He said corruption is root cause of every evil and it has become one of the biggest challenges of modern era, adding that some have called it as grave as terrorism since nexus between the two is quite unholy. Like the rest of world we too are confronted by twin menace.
Economy and social development of our country has suffered immensely from detrimental effects of corruption and terrorism, he said, adding that Pakistan’s armed forces are engaged in tackling monster of terrorism and they have laid innumerable sacrifices in fighting terrorism.
“I feel that youth are the ones who can be most effective in taking anti-corruption message to their homes to streets to localities and create desired disdain against corruption.The nation belongs to its youth and they are leaders of tomorrow, he added.
He said corruption badly affects state of economy, standard of living and social justice and it eats up innocence of people belonging to all walks of life around the world and added indeed it is no longer a national matter but a transnational phenomenon that affects all societies and economies.
The chairman said if a country wants to achieve sustained socio-economic development with healthy foreign investments, corruption must be eliminated at all costs.
He said ill-effects of corruption have become one of the greatest challenges that every country is confronted with adding that the more developed countries have managed in reducing its size and scope to a minimum level through sustainable measures like building institutions but it is quite rampant in developing countries.
Enumerating NAB’s efforts for eradication of corruption, he said the Bureau has been consistently engaging all stakeholders to uproot this evil from society.NAB works on a three-pronged strategy to weed out corruption which consists of awareness, prevention & enforcement. He said NAB has taken a lead in establishing a pathway for effectively combating corruption in the system and under Awareness Education Regime, thousands of Character Building Societies(CBS) have been established in educational institutions all over the country for sensitising our future leadership against corruption.