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Aims AND OBJECTIVES

The Vision
"To make Pakistan a better country to live in"

The Mission
To mobilize the individual, the organization, the society and the nation, the young and the old, the poor and the rich and of all religions, and to bring together on one platform all those in whose hearts is a fire or even an iota of good.

To seek out and form a coalition of all those individuals and organizations who prefer justice and abhor dishonesty and corruption, and those in whose hearts is a fear of God and the Day of Judgment.

Transparency International - Pakistan will try to raise public awareness of the evil influences and effects of bribery and corruption. It will assist the Civil Society to play a meaningful role in countering institutional corruption. It will advise Government departments and civic agencies on how to take effective steps to prevent and combat corruption. It will try to spell out the standards of ethical conduct expected of officials both in the private and public sectors. Above all we shall try to make this world a better place to live in.

To summarize, TI-Pakistan shall try:
» To mobilize individuals, organizations, the society and the bation

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To bring together the young and the old, the poor and the rich and of all religions

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To seek out those who prefer justice and abhor dishonesty

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To raise public awareness of the evil influences and effects of bribery & corruption

Our Aims & Objectives
» To curb corruption by mobilizing like-minded citizens through local, and national coalitions encouraging the government, government departments, municipalities, civic agencies and private-sector organizations to establish and implement effective laws, policies and anti-corruption programs,

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To promote and strengthen our national integrity systems.

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To strictly follow the Principles of Participation, Decentralization, Diversity, Transparency and Accountability

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To strengthen public support for anti-corruption programs and enhance public transparency and accountability in administrative, financial and in all business transactions and encourage all parties in local or national business transactions to operate at the highest level of integrity.

Our Guiding Principles
Transparency International - Pakistan unequivocally supports the Guiding Principles laid down by Transparency International in its meeting at the 9th International Conference on Anti-corruption held in Ottawa Canada in September 2000.

The Transparency International guidelines state:
That we are a Civil Society organization committed to respecting the following principles:
1. As coalition builders we will work cooperatively with all individuals and groups,
     with profit and not for profit corporations and organizations, and with governments
     and international bodies committed to the fight against corruption, subject only
     to the policies and priorities set by our governing bodies.
2. We undertake, to be open, honest and accountable in our relationship with everyone
    we work with and with each other.
3. We will be democrat, politically non-partisan and non-sectarian in our work.
4. We will condemn bribery and corruption vigorously and courageously
    wherever it has been reliably identified, although we ourselves do not seek to
    expose individual cases of corruption.
5. The position we take shall be based on sound, objective and professional analysis
and high standards of research.
6. We will only accept funding that does not compromise our ability to address
    issues freely, thoroughly and objectively.
7. We will report accurate and timely reports of our activities to our stakeholders.
8. We will respect and encourage respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.
9. We are committed to building, working with and working through national
    chapters worldwide.
10. We will strive for balanced and diverse representation on our governing bodies.

In addition Transparency International - Pakistan recognizes:
» The shared responsibility of all the actors involved in corruption, and our emphasis is on prevention and on reforming systems, not on exposing individual cases.

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That the movement against corruption is global and transcends social, political, economic and cultural systems.

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That there are strong practical as well as ethical reasons for containing corruption.

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Recognizes that it must put in place checks and balances in all Government Departments and civic agencies and pursue a program of accountability and transparency

Our Mandate
Corruption is one of the greatest challenges of the contemporary world. It undermines good governments, fundamentally distorts Public polices, leads to the misallocation of resources, harms the Public and Private sector developments and particularly hurts the poor.

» TIP shall observe the Principles of Participation, Decentralization, Diversity,
Accountability and Transparency, also,

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TIP shall be politically non-partisan.

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TIP shall be non-investigative and not 'naming names`

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TIP shall help build provincial and national coalitions, embracing the state, the civil society and the private sector in order to fight national corruption.

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TIP shall collect, analyze and disseminate information and help raise public awareness on the damaging impact of corruption on human and economic development.

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TIP shall bring together a large number of highly professional volunteers for an integrated approach to combat corruption.

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TIP shall assist the civil society in playing a meaningful role in countering institutional corruption.

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TIP shall adopt a Non-Confrontational stance when dealing with Governments.

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TIP shall hold discussions with related Governmental Departments, Political Parties, Non-Governmental Organizations and Interested Individual Parliamentarians to develop the awareness of ills of institutional corruption.

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TIP shall assist in reviewing and suggest modifications in commercial, Business and Banking Laws, so as to introduce both accountability and transparency in the recording, accounting and auditing of business activities.

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TIP shall help review the administrative laws, rules and regulations, so as to introduce more Transparent Procurement Procedures for Government Procurement of Goods and Services.

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TIP shall assist in reviewing, suggesting and recommending appropriate modification of the Criminal and Tax Laws, so as to Criminalize Acts of bribery.

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TIP shall make recommendations to the various Governmental institutions and Departments so as to take effective steps to prevent and combat bribery, collusion, extortion and corruption within the relevant institutions and departments.

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TIP shall coordinate with International Financial Institutions (IFI's) such as the World Bank, IMF, IFC, Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, The European Bank for reconstruction and development etc. so as to strengthen and apply procurement rules for International Purchases and contracts financed from their loans, credits or grants. Stipulating standard conditions of contract compatible with existing conditions in Pakistan.

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TIP shall also recommend similar procedures to Donor Agencies operating within Pakistan, such as the UNDP, UNEP, UNIDA, CIDA SDC, DfID etc. to specifically address the problem of, and alleviating the possibility of corruption and help establish procedures of Transparency and Accountability and of continuous monitoring of its funding to the Government, Government Departments and civic agencies within Pakistan.

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TIP shall assist bodies such as the PEC, to establish procedures for bidding in the public sector contracts for goods and services.

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TIP shall help to spell out the standards of ethical conduct expected of public officials, employees and to inform members of the Civil Society what to expect of public officials in conduct and attitude when dealing with them.

   

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