NAB to continue its ‘Say No to Corruption’ campaign

Chairman says bureau committed to rooting out corruption


News Desk June 18, 2017
An ATM displays NAB message of ‘Say No To Corruption’ on screen. PHOTO: APP

In view of NAB’s vigorous, proactive awareness and prevention campaign on ”SAY NO TO CORRUPTION” in print and electronic media, Pakistan’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) according to Transparency International Report of 2016 has decreased from 126 to 116 which is an achievement for Pakistan due to NAB’s efforts.

This was stated by NAB  Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry while chairing a meeting to review  the latest progress of the campaign.

Chaudhry stressed that NAB is mandated to carry out awareness activities functions against corruption in pursuance of Section 33C of NAO.

Under NAB’s awareness and prevention campaign across the country, NAB has been engaging different governmental, non-governmental organizations, media, civil society and other segments of society in order to make people aware people about the ill effects of corruption.

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He said as per the positive feedback received from various national and international organisation about NAB’s effective awareness and prevention campaign on “SAY NO TO CORRUPTION”, NAB is continuing its awareness drive,.

Some of the measures to get the message across have been that messages on all ATMs of all scheduled Banks carry NAB’s message “Say No to Corruption.

A national seminar on World Anti-Corruption Day was organised at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad which was chaired by the  president of Pakistan and participated by diplomats, civil society representatives, senior government officers and media. A walk to this effect was also  held at the presidency.

In order to get students on board NAB and Higher Education Commission (HEC) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating awareness amongst the students of various Universities and Colleges.

Due to this collaboration, over 42, thousands Character Building Societies have been established in various Universities and Colleges across the country so that students may be aware about the ill effects of corruption at an early age.

NAB intends to increase CBS to 50 thousand soon.

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NAB and utility companies joined hands to print NAB message on “Say No to Corruption” from their platform in order to disseminate awareness about the ill effects of corruption.

IESCO and other organizations have started printing NAB message “Say No to Corruption” on electricity bills and Gas bills.

Driving licenses carry the message “Say no to Corruption”.

NAB in collaboration with PTA has disseminated NAB message “Say No to Corruption to all mobile phone subscribers across the country through different mobile phone companies on the eve of World Anti-Corruption Day..

Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2017.

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