NAB’s effective Awareness and Prevention campaign on “SAY NO TO CORRUPTION” remained very successful. NAB is committed to aware people at large about the ill effects of corruption: Chairman NAB
ISLAMABAD: August 4, 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 NAB is mandated to carry out Awareness and Prevention functions against corruption in pursuance of Section 33C of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO). Under NAB’s Awareness and Prevention effective 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, NAB’s Awareness campaign on “SAY NO TO CORRUPTION” had been effectively highlighted in print, electronic and social media throughout the country which has appreciated by all segments of society. He said that the present management of NAB has taken various measures including effective Awareness and Prevention Campaign to aware people about the ill effects of corruption. 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 organized a national Seminar on World Anti-Corruption Day at Aiwan Sadr, Islamabad which was chaired by the Honorable President of Pakistan and participated Diplomats, Civil Society representatives, Senior Government Officers and media.
c. NAB organized a walk at Aiwan-Sadr which was led by the Honorable President of Pakistan in which people from all walks of life participated and join hands with NAB in its awareness campaign to “Say No to Corruption”.
d. 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 (CBS) have been established in various Universities/Colleges across the country so that students may be aware about the ill effects of corruption at an early age.
e. 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.
f. NAB, in collaboration with Islamabad Traffic Police has started printing 2.4 million NAB message “Say No to Corruption” on all driving licenses.
g. 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.
h. NAB in Collaboration with Pakistan 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 the public at large.
i. Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination decided to join hands with NAB to print NAB message “Say NO to Corruption” on all cigarette packs across the country.
j. NAB’s message on “Say No to Corruption” is being printed on all government tenders issued for publication in newspapers in Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan.
Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Chairman NAB said that NAB has signed MOU with China to oversee and ensure transparency in CPEC Projects. NAB has geared up to perform its national duty by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy across the board to eradicate corruption from the country. He said that NAB during the tenure of the present management, NAB has filed corruption references in respective accountability courts against corrupt persons and recovered Rs. 45 billion in the last three during the tenure of present management of NAB whch is a remarkable achievement of NAB.
He said that NAB’s top priority is to eradicate corruption from the country by using all its resources. He said that NAB’s effective Awareness and Prevention campaign in print and electronic media remained very successful and on the positive feedback received, NAB decided to continue its nation-wide Awareness and Prevention campaign on “SAY NO TO CORRUPTION” in order to aware people about the ill effects of corruption especially to students in Universities/Colleges at an early age.