Go after big fish, PM tells Punjab ACE

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LAHORE – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) of Punjab to first go after the big fish that are responsible for the prevailing hardships to the masses.
Speaking at a briefing given on the performance of ACE on Saturday, he urged the officers to become a role model and perform duties honestly, without any fear and pressure.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Special Assistant to the PM Shahzad Akbar, Punjab Chief Secretary Yousaf Nasim Khokhar, Inspector General of Police Arif Nawaz Khan, ACE Punjab Director General Ijaz Hussain Shah and directors of the department attended the briefing. The prime minister assured the officers that he would stand by them in case of any difficulty. He said performing professional duties with honesty was a ‘Jihad’ in the prevailing circumstances.
He said corruption had inflicted an irreparable loss to the country and the future of next generations was at stake due to this menace. Owing to the unprecedented corruption in the past, he said, the government had no alternative but to take loans, he lamented.
Ijaz Shah briefed the premier and other participants about the mission, administrative structure, legal framework, enforcement aspects, human resource and achievements of the ACE. He also shed light on the measures being taken for improving the institutional mechanism, bridging the human resource constraints and refresher courses for the officers to enhance their capabilities against white collar crimes.

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