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Corruption has created destructive situation which has damaged existence of country: Minister

Peshawar, December 07, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Transport, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that corruption has created destructive situation which has damaged the existence of country so it is the need of the hour to eradicate corruption through collective efforts and every one should has to play his vital role in this regard. Moreover, he said that financial corruption was not the only way of corruption, but the irresponsibility of official works and dishonesty were also the shapes of corruption.

This he said while addressing to a seminar on “good governance through the eradication of corruption” at Nishtar Hall Peshawar on Thursday. Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastagir Akhtar, Director General NAB Col. ® Khurheed Alam, Director Anti Corruption, Syed Fayaz Ali Shah and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Peshawar Dr. Abdul Mateen also expressed their views on the subject in detail.

Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that unfortunately corruption has become a most dangerous part of our society, adding that no department and organization was not safe from it. He said that the corruption could be eradicated only through making the system corruption free. It is the need to communicate this message honestly to the whole society.

The Provincial Minister has accepted that unluckily our society was being ruled on adhocism-ism since the last 65 years. Our country has come into existence in the name of Islam, but neither we could implement the Islamic system; nor we have become the socialist and real democratic. Resultantly, we are going down day by day.

He said that democracy was the best system for our country and a big change could be brought through the good leadership. The Information Minister said that personally he was against corruption and every type of social evils and not only he raised his voice against that but he has initiated practically to get rid of that.

Talking about the initiatives of the government regarding eradication of corruption he said, the present provincial government has formulated a complete policy to eradicate the corruption for the first time in the history. He emphasized to boycott the corrupt elements.

Director General NAB while appreciating the three years anticorruption strategy of the Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has said these initiatives of the provincial government were follow-able by the other provinces of the country.

He also highlighted the efforts of NAB to eradicate corruption and said the NAB was working successfully for the eradication of corruption with the coordination of Information and Education Departments. The campaign was also continuing against corruption at district level with the assistance of educational institutes, he concluded.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: 091 921 1789
Email: info@khyberpakhtunkhwa.gov.pk

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