One global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Now present in more than 100 countries, the movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Much remains to be done to stop corruption, but much has also been achieved, including:
- the creation of international anti-corruption conventions
- the prosecution of corrupt leaders and seizures of their illicitly gained riches national elections won and lost on tackling corruption companies held accountable for their behaviour both at home and abroad.
Transparency International (TI) today is the largest anti-corruption network acting globally. TI is an International, Non-Political, Non-Partisan, Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization which is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. It has over 90 National Chapters (NCs) working around the globe.
TI-Pakistan is one of the National Chapter of Transparency International, based in Karachi.
The original promoters of Transparency International-Pakistan were a group of dedicated professionals who felt that it was the right time to take up the challenge and assist the new Government in its initiative and stated policy of combating corruption in all spheres of the public and private sectors.
Transparency International-Pakistan was recognized as a chapter in-formation in February 2001, formal Agreements were signed between Transparency International-Secretariat and representative Promoters of the Pakistan Chapter. It was accredited as a full National Chapter by Transparency International, Berlin on 25 October 2005 and was reaccredited in October 2009.
The agreement confirmed the establishment of Transparency International-Pakistan, and allowed TI-Pakistan to act as a National Chapter under the basic guidelines established by the TI-S.
Transparency International-Pakistan was registered as an NGO under the Pakistan Trust Act 1882 in May 2002.