MULTAN: Punjab Governor Malik Rafiq Rajwana said on Friday that the drive to eliminate corruption needs to be fuelled by the same passion that was shown in military operation Zarb-e-Azb. He added that the National Accountability Bureau was performing well but there was always room for improvement in the performance of institutions.
Addressing a seminar hosted by the Multan Region NAB Directorate to mark international Anti-Corruption Day, the governor said excessive use of power, prioritising influential over the common man and not performing assigned duties are all part of corruption. Speaking at the event organised at the Multan Arts Council, he urged a focus on solving the problems of the common man.
The governor said corruption had become a shameful menace and it was destroying the country. “Corruption is no less [severe] than terrorism and the whole nation should unite to eliminate it.”
Rajwana said there is a dire need to alleviate the common man’s misery. He added the government was working on a number of energy projects with the aim of saving billion of rupees from the national exchequer. The governor urged people to remember the teaching of Islam which warns of strict punishment for giving or taking a bribe.
Multan Region NAB Director General Brig Farooq Nasir (retd) said collective efforts are needed to eliminate corruption.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 11th, 2016.
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