ISLAMABAD: March 17, 2017: Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review latest progress on NAB’s Awareness and Prevention campaign on ”SAY NO TO CORRUPTION” at NAB Headquarter.
The Chairman NAB said that Pakistan is role model for SAARC Countries in eradication of Corruption as Pakistan is the only country who’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) according to Transparency International Report has been decreased from 126 to 116. He said that Pakistan has selected first Chairman of SAARC Anti Corruption Forum which is great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB as well as NABNAB is mandated to carry out Awareness activities functions against corruption in pursuance of Section 33C of National Accountability Ordinance (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 aware people about the ill effects of corruption. He said as per the positive feedback received from various segments of society about NAB’s Awareness and Prevention campaign on “SAY NO TO CORRUPTION” has been very encouraging as print and electronic media gave extensive coverage to highlight this national cause throughout the country which is appreciated. He said that NAB has taken following efforts to aware people about the ill effects of corruption under its Awareness and Prevention Campaign. The detail is as under:-
a. Due to NAB’s efforts, on all ATM machines of all scheduled Banks carry NAB’s message “Say No to Corruption” across the country in order to aware people about the ill effects of corruption.
b. NAB has organized a national Seminar on World Anti-Corruption Day 2016 at Aiwan Sadr, Islamabad which was chaired by the Honorable President of Pakistan and participated Diplomats, Civil Society representatives, Senior Government Officers and media.
b. NAB has organized a walk at Aiwan-Sadr which was led by the Honorable President of Pakistan in which people from all walks of life participated.
c. NAB and Higher Education Commission (HEC) have 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 at the end of this year till 50 thousands in Universities/Colleges.
d. NAB and SNGPL, IESCO, LESCO, GEPCO, FESCO and K-Electric join 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.
e. NAB, in collaboration with Islamabad Traffic Police has started printing 2.4 million NAB message “Say No to Corruption” on all driving licenses.
f. 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 at the eve of World Anti-Corruption Day in order to aware people belong to all segments of society about the ill effects of corruption.
g. NAB in Collaboration with Federal Film Censor Board continuously being aired NAB’s video message on “Say No to Corruption in all Cinema Houses of the country. NAB’s this initiative has been appreciated by public at large.
Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Chairman NAB has said that corruption is root cause of all evils. The positive feedback received about NAB’s proactive Awareness and prevention campaign, NAB has decided to continue its nation-wide Awareness and Prevention campaign in 2017 in order to aware people about the ill effects of corruption.