PESHAWAR, 16 May (APP): Acting Director National Accountability Bureau (NAB) (KP) Dr. Nawaz Qaisar, has said that NAB is strategically pursuing anticorruption through awareness, prevention, and enforcement of law. Education is a central pillar of national anticorruption strategy; students will determine our national personality in coming days; and academicians are shaping values and character of students.
He said this while addressing a seminar on “effects of corruption on society” arranged by NAB KPK in collaboration with Qurtaba University of Science & Information Technology.
While quoting a report of UNODC, Dr. Nawaz highlighted that effective anticorruption could save around $ 2.6 trillion per annum which is urgently required for healthcare, education, clean water, and other essential public service.
In his address, he pointed out the reasons why NAB collaborate with educational institutions which include a joint responsibility to build “Corruption Free Pakistan”; the need to develop good practices for prevention of corruption; on what NAB expects from academia, he emphasized that youth must be aware of and committed to ethics, moral values, citizenship, honesty, and integrity; strive to foster a culture of integrity through character building societies; create a sense of civic right and duties; deliver values based education; encourage extensive research in areas related to anticorruption; embed anticorruption themes in curricula; and add momentum to anticorruption movement among youth.
He invited a resolve from participants to jointly foster a culture of lawfulness to enable people access opportunities and live healthy and productive lives. We all must be ambassadors of anticorruption in Pakistan, he concluded.
The seminar also included a declamation contest where students delivered thought provoking speeches on ill effects of corruption on society.
In the concluding remarks, the Pro-Vice Chancellor emphasized that teachings of Islam could be used as an effective tool to create good habits needed for prevention of corruption.
The seminar ended with a symbolic walk by all participants to raise a united voice against corruption.
Source: VNS Peshawar