“Say no to Corruption” campaign yielding positive results: NAB Chief

ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): Chairman, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Friday said “Say no to Corruption” campaign launched to aware people about ill effects of corruption has started yielding positive results.
He was chairing a meeting held here to review progress on Awareness and Prevention Campaign across the country.
The Chairman said under the campaign, NAB has been engaging different governmental, Non-Governmental Organizations, civil society and media.
He said as per feedback received from various segments of society, NAB’s Awareness and Prevention campaign had been effectively and positively highlighted in print and electronic media.
This campaign would continue during 2016, he said and highlighted the efforts taken in that direction.
As per details, ATM machines of all scheduled Banks now carry “Say No to Corruption” message.
NAB organized a national seminar on World Anti-Corruption Day
at Aiwan Sadr, Islamabad which was chaired by President of Pakistan and participated by diplomats, civil society representatives, senior government officers and media. Besides, NAB also organized a walk at Aiwan-Sadr.
NAB and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized a seminar in Islamabad which was chaired by President of Pakistan.
NAB and PILDAT had organized a seminar in Islamabad which was widely attended by people from all walks of life.
NAB and WAPDA organized a seminar at WAPDA house Lahore while NAB and Higher Education Commission (HEC) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating awareness amongst students of various universities.
Due to this collaboration, 20,000 Character Building Societies have been established in various universities and colleges across the country.
NAB had also collaborated with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Pakistan Hockey Team, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Pakistan Post, Islamabad Traffic Police, Motorway Police, Islamabad Police, Capital Development Authority (CDA), SNGPL, IESCO, LESCO, GEPCO, FESCO and K-Electric who joined hands to print “Say No to Corruption message from their platform to disseminate awareness about ill effects of corruption.
Ministry of National Health Services has also joined hands with NAB to print “Say no to Corruption” on all cigarette packs.
“Say No to Corruption” is being printed on all government tenders issued for publication in newspapers in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).
Standees with “Say No to Corruption” message have been displayed at entry points of Marriott Hotel, Serena Hotel, Islamabad Airport and major shopping malls.
Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said NAB was committed to eradicating corruption by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy.
He said recent report of Transparency International rated Pakistan in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from 126 to 117.