Corruption and climate crisis: TI Pakistan to create awareness about linkages: chairman

Business Recorder

Chairman TI Pakistan, Sohail Muzaffar has said that this year TI Pakistan also aimed to create awareness of linkages between corruption and the climate crisis.

Pakistan occupies a unique position in the climate chart as it ranks among the top 10 most vulnerable countries to be affected by the climate change, as per the Climate Risk Index 2019.

TI Pakistan believes that ensuring transparency and accountability in the climate funds holds the key to tackle the climate crisis. If such conditions are not ensured, then Pakistan will continue to suffer from glacier melts in its Himalayan belt, breath-choking-smog in Lahore, ecological murder of peacocks in Thar, heat waves, shortage off potable water, draining system, in Karachi, all in all, endangering lives in the mountainous north to the coastal south.

TI Pakistan Advisor Syed Adil Gilani conducted anti-corruption/anti-bribery workshop for the employees of Novo Nordisk Pakistan. He highlighted the importance of UNCAC which was signed inn Sent 2003, and with efforts of TI-Pakistan, it was ratified on 11 August 2017, which includes Recovery of Stolen Assets under Article 51,52,53,54.

The audience was informed about the importance of strong internal controls and business ethics to combat corruption and bribery in a high-risk market such as Pakistan; as well as; the consequences of the same in the context of the pharma industry.

TI Pakistan also joined hands with Sindh Inquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment to take part in the anti-corruption walk held at 11 am, at Sindh Secretariat.

Similarly, TI Pakistan also organised four anti-corruption walks and seminars in different areas across Pakistan including Bahwalnagar, Punjab, Sukkur, Sindh, Lasbella University, and Buno, KP, to sensitize citizens by giving them awareness on the importance of fighting corruption. The events also focused on strengthening accountability mechanisms particularly demanding more civil society space and use of Right to Information laws.-PR

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