SAARC seminar to formulate joint strategy against corruption next week


ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would organize a two day seminar in Islamabad to strengthen cooperation amongst South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries for fighting against corruption.

The other objective of the seminar, scheduled to be held from September 26 27, is to create “SAARC Nations Anti Corruption Forum,”

Chairman NAB, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said on Monday.
In a statement issued here, he said during seminar the
discussion would focus on causes of corruption in South Asia, exchange of ideas/experiences to reduce prevailing situation of corruption, steps taken by SAARC countries to eradicate corruption and efforts made to aware people about ill effects of corruption and provide an opportunity to all SAARC countries to work together for public awareness to fight against corruption which is one of the major hurdle in the way of progress and prosperity.

He said discussion on Enforcement (Investigation) and
Prosecution, International Cooperation, Assets Recovery, Technical Assistance and Information sharing would also take place to formulate joint strategy.

The member countries Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal,
Sri Lanka and India including Secretary General SAARC have sent their consent to attend the first ever seminar at Islamabad.