National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday organised an awareness walk, ‘Say no to corruption’, at the Presidency for the eradication of the menace from the country.
President Mamnoon Hussain along with a large number of people from different walks of life – including diplomats and president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir – participated in
Addressing the participants, the president said corruption is hampering development and prosperity of our country. He urged upon all segments of society to play their due role in eradicating the menace.
He was of the opinion that large number of participation in this walk from different walks of life proves that they want to create a corruption-free society.
NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry told the participants that NAB organised the walk to create awareness against the ill effects of corruption.
He thanked the president for his encouraging remarks about NAB, saying it will boost their morale to fight more vigorously to curb corruption.
“NAB believes in zero tolerance against corruption and we are committed to eradicating corruption from the country,” he added.
Chaudhry said anti-corruption message of NAB will reach across the globe and will help the country in establishing positive image.
“According to a recently issued Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, Pakistan ranked at 126 in 175 countries, which is an improvement thanks to serious efforts of NAB,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2015.