Summary: On the UN Anti-Corruption Day 2020, Chairman Transparency International Pakistan Mr. Sohail Muzaffar expressed TI Pakistan concerns that corruption and failure to implement Rule of Law is the root cause of nepotism, jobbery, bribery, and across the board accountability in Pakistan.
He regretted that we have failed to follow Quaid-e-Azam’s direction given to the Parliamentarians on 11th August 1947, ‘The second thing that occurs to me is this: One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering – I do not say that other countries are free from it, but, I think our condition is much worse – is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison. We must put that down with an iron hand and I hope that you will take adequate measures as soon as it is possible for this Assembly to do so.’
To commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day 2020, TI Pakistan joined hands with number of stakeholders including government departments, Anti-Corruption Divisions, district government offices, civil society, academia, journalists and the general public across all four provinces of Pakistan and organized seminars and walks to highlight the detrimental effects of corruption and the need for stronger anti-corruption laws. The seminars and walks helped raise awareness and sensitize the general public on the role they can play in the fight against corruption. Activities were organized at District Matiari, Nawabshah, D.G.Khan, Toba Tek Singh, Buner, Jaffarabad, and District Layyah.
Participants appreciated the role of Transparency International Pakistan in striving for the eradication and prevention of corruption from the society.