The federal health ministry has accepted National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB)’s proposal to print the “Say No to Corruption” message on cigarette packs.
Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar directed to discuss ways for implementation of the initiative in a meeting with NAB Awareness and Prevention Division Director-General Aliya Rashid on Wednesday.
“In Pakistan, we are under higher threat from corruption. Therefore there is a need to encourage people to stand up in the fight against it,” she said.
The minister also suggested NAB to advise all departments to print the message on their letter heads and files.
Rashid said one of the major issues of developing countries is corruption with its manifestations as bribery, nepotism, embezzlement and misuse of authority, leading to socio-economic problems, according to a press release.
The message is also being printed on electricity bills and other government documents.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 28th, 2015.