Islamabad—Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Monday said eradication of corruption is indispensable for strengthening the country’s economy. He was addressing at the seminar titled ‘Role of Youth in Eradication of Corruption’ arranged by Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) as part of its 50th year celebrations.
He said corruption is more prevalent in developing countries as compared to the developed ones and it badly impacts society, governance and youth. It is a big challenge to cope with this phenomena.
Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said youth comprises over 60 percent of the total country’s population so their role is crucial for eradication of corruption. He said inequality, lesser opportunities, unemployment and low quality education lead the people towards adopting corrupt means to become successful.
He urged the students to express zero tolerance for corruption and play their role for inculcating positive behaviour and good deeds in their surroundings. “The students must play pivotal role in promoting awareness and taking steps for eradication of corruption to make the country prosperous”, he said.
Chairman NAB termed corruption as the root cause of all the ills in the society and said, “corruption is the only hurdle for the countries like ours to achieve success and progress”. He said NAB has urged all the universities to join hands in its endeavours to eliminate corruption however QAU has taken initial step in this regard which is appreciable.
NAB has delivered its messages regarding corruption through ATMs, driving licenses and national teams to the masses and continuing its efforts in this regard, he said. Addressing on the occasion, Vice Chancellor QAU, Dr. Javed Ashraf said Higher Education Commission (HEC) has declared QAU as the best university of the country. The students of the university, he said, are engaged in creating awareness about drastic impacts of corruption on country’s economy and people, among the youth.
He said corruption is national and international issue and is essential for progress and development of any country to eradicate it. Eliminating corruption is necessary for the progress and development of the country and role of NAB is very crucial in this regard, he said. Students presented their articles on the topic of eradication of corruption and role of youth. Chairman NAB distributed certificates among the students who presented the creative articles. The seminar was attended by large number of students, teachers and staff of the university.