Democratic set-up pledges effective anti-corruption measures: NAB
06 July, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The present democratic set-up pledges to have effective measures against corruption, adhering to the principles of transparency and across-the-board accountability, said NAB Chairman Admiral (r) Fasih Bokhari while inaugurating the two-day 17th Directors General Conference on Thursday to review the performance of NAB during the previous year.
He said, "Corruption is no more a domestic issue but a transnational organised crime. It has become an international phenomenon where societies and the governments around the globe have to be vigilant and more active to root out the menace. The dream of good governance and economic and social development remains unfulfilled without these principles and acts."
Highlighting the role of the organisation, the chairman observed that NAB being premier anti-corruption institution remains a fore-runner in providing requisite support to all national institutions, including superior judiciary, Public Accounts Committee, office of Federal Ombudsman and other anti-corruption agencies operating all over the world.
Appreciating the performance of NAB, he said, "It has shown positive trends during previous seven months or so although there was severe shortage of workforce." He felicitated the officials and expressed the hope that they will continue their efforts for achieving the ultimate goals of transparency and financial integrity in the public and private institutions.
Directors general from headquarters in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Rawalpindi participated in the conference to give an overview of their performance during previous year. The DGs would make their presentations during the period of two days and the conference would conclude today (Friday).