"To make Pakistan a better country to live in"
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.
- 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
To summarize, TI-Pakistan
mobilize individuals, organizations, the society and the bation
bring together the young and the old, the poor and the rich and of all
seek out those who prefer justice and abhor dishonesty
raise public awareness of the evil influences and effects of bribery &
Aims & Objectives
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,
promote and strengthen our national integrity systems.
strictly follow the Principles of Participation, Decentralization, Diversity,
Transparency and Accountability
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.
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
That we are a Civil Society organization committed to respecting the following
1. As coalition builders we will work cooperatively with all individuals
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
2. We undertake, to be open, honest and accountable in our relationship
we work with and with each other.
3. We will be democrat, politically non-partisan and non-sectarian in
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
and high standards of research.
6. We will only accept funding that does not compromise our ability to
issues freely, thoroughly and objectively.
7. We will report accurate and timely reports of our activities to our
8. We will respect and encourage respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.
9. We are committed to building, working with and working through national
10. We will strive for balanced and diverse representation on our governing
In addition Transparency
International - Pakistan recognizes:
shared responsibility of all the actors involved in corruption, and our
emphasis is on prevention and on reforming systems, not on exposing individual
the movement against corruption is global and transcends social, political,
economic and cultural systems.
there are strong practical as well as ethical reasons for containing corruption.
that it must put in place checks and balances in all Government Departments
and civic agencies and pursue a program of accountability and transparency
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,
Accountability and Transparency, also,
shall be politically non-partisan.
shall be non-investigative and not 'naming names`
shall help build provincial and national coalitions, embracing the state,
the civil society and the private sector in order to fight national corruption.
shall collect, analyze and disseminate information and help raise public
awareness on the damaging impact of corruption on human and economic development.
shall bring together a large number of highly professional volunteers
for an integrated approach to combat corruption.
shall assist the civil society in playing a meaningful role in countering
shall adopt a Non-Confrontational stance when dealing with Governments.
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.
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.
shall help review the administrative laws, rules and regulations, so as
to introduce more Transparent Procurement Procedures for Government Procurement
of Goods and Services.
shall assist in reviewing, suggesting and recommending appropriate modification
of the Criminal and Tax Laws, so as to Criminalize Acts of bribery.
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
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
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.
shall assist bodies such as the PEC, to establish procedures for bidding
in the public sector contracts for goods and services.
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.