Corruption, money laundering hampering economic growth, development of third world countries: CJP

ISLAMABAD, Sep 27 (APP): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Tuesday remarked that corruption and money laundering is a common issue, hampering the economic growth and development of third world countries.

The Chief Justice expressed these views welcoming the heads of SAARC Anti Corruption Agencies.

The delegation comprised Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman, National  Accountability Bureau, Pakistan, Kinley Yangzom, Deputy, High Office of Anti-Corruption (ACC), Bhutan, Shri Premanshu Biswas, Director, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), India, Hassan Luthfee, President, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Maldives, Ganesh Raj Joshi, Commissioner, the Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Nepal and Justice T.B Weerasuriya, Chairman, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Sri Lanka called on CJP.

The Chief Justice said that corruption and money laundering are the important issues being faced by third world countries, having limited resources for development.

He said that he is sanguine that the seminar would enhance the cooperation in SAARC countries and reach out conclusion to evolve strategies and methodologies to curb and control the menace of corruption at regional level.

He also briefed the delegates about anti-corruption laws in Pakistan and appreciated the role and efforts of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to deal with the corruption cases.

Earlier, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB, thanked the Chief Justice for sparing time and briefed his lordship about the SAARC Nations Seminar on Anti Corruption being organized by NAB in Pakistan from September 26-27 to enhance regional cooperation to deal with corruption.

He presented souvenir to the Chief Justice as token of respect and gesture of goodwill.

The delegates also shared their experiences and briefed his lordship about the strategies being implemented in their countries to fight corruption.