Fight against corruption is a social responsibility: seminar told

September 7, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KHAIRPUR: Fight against corruption is a social responsibility, which is must for socio-econmic development. corruption is the main hurdle or issue in the development process of any nation. Social issues could be tackled with mass awareness.

This was the crux of a one-day seminar on “Accountability Is Key To Good Governance”, held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur (SALU) on Tuesday, which was jointly organized by Character Building Society (CBC) SALU and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur.

SALU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Parveen Shah presided over the seminar in which Abdul Khalique, Director, Complaint Cell, NAB, Sukkur was the chief guest.

Speaking on this occasion, Dr Parveen said: “We are all aware that in 21st century, corruption is the main hurdle or issue in the development process of any nation. To remove this hurdle, we need to make joint efforts with public and private commitment and dedication. Dr Shah said that corruption is a menace spread in every corner of the society as everyone wants to get individual maximum benefits through shortcuts.”

She said in my opinion, we all have to cap those cavities where the virus of corruption is evolved and we have to avoid cosmetic treatment, which merely touches the tip of iceberg. Dr Shah suggested the measures to stop immediately this issue.

Abdul Khalique said fight against corruption is social responsibility. He remarked that NAB has adopted integrated and collaborative efforts, so we have a separate wing in the name of awareness and prevention against corruption.

He said, according the PILDAT report 2007, the successful ratio of the cases of investigation is 70%. He said some countries like China has especially adopted transparent mechanism to control the corruption.

Prof Dr Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts and Focal Person CBC said: “It is historic movement that our youth is organized against corruption. He said any social issue could be tackled with mass awareness. He said that our youth is ready to play dynamic role against this social evil.”

Prof Syed Gul Mohammad Shah, Religious Scholar said: “It is high time that we must follow the ideals of our Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SAWW) to observe our life with dedication, and try to establish corruption-free society because Islam teaches us about integrity, solemnity and honesty.”

Manzoor Hussain Larik, Advocate, High Court shed light on corruption, with reference to NAB laws. He said: “Our state is in evolutionary process. The accountability is being conducted in institutions and individually. Larik said NAB should remain in its mandate as per NAB Ordinance.” He remarked that all stakeholders could play their due role against the corruption.

Aijaz Ahmed Shaikh, Student Advisor and Patron Character Building Society and Abdul Qayoom Soomro, President of CBC also spoke on this occasion.

Meanwhile, an awareness walk against corruption was also held from Administration Block to Allama II Kazi Hall in which a large number of faculty members, officers, employees and students participated.