ICONS Pakistan holds award ceremony

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The Integrity Icon Pakistan 2021 award ceremony today celebrated the five winning Icons held at an event at the Serena Hotel. Zil E Huma, Deputy Director at Press Information Department in Islamabad; Shahzadi Noshad, DSP Traffic Incharge In Haripur, Kahyber Pakhtunkhwa; Romana Murad Khoso, Section Officer from Quetta, Balochistan; Nasir Bashir, Assistant Professor at Government Diyal Singh in Lahore, Punjab; and Muhammad Naseer Musvi, Deputy Director (Admin) Directorate of Schools Education (Primary) in Sukkur, Sindh; were awarded in recognition of their work excellence, integrity and honesty in respective categories.

Speaking to the Accountability Lab, Chairman Board of Accountability Lab Pakistan (ALP), Ali Imran said that “Accountability and transparency are inevitable for the democratic governance, leading to the wise use of resources and benefiting everyone fairly. We must recognize and appreciate all those who are contributing for the positive change in Pakistan.

The Integrity Icon is an effort to name and fame such individuals in the public sector who are playing their role in service delivery, practicing core values of integrity and empathy. The ALP Board is thankful to government institutions and international partners for their support to this initiative.

While addressing the ceremony, one of AL’s former integrity icons, a civil educator and human rights advocate Mr. Zafarullah Khan remarked about integrity as “Integrity is an integral part of personality especially when you are interested to serve the people and I often say that duty is beauty and this initiative is to appreciate that beauty”.

Ms. Katherine Twomey, First Secretary, Development, Australian High Commissioner was the chief guest of the crowning ceremony of the Integrity Icon Pakistan 2021. While addressing the audience she said that strong institutions provided the bedrock for an effective democracy. She emphasized the need to build strong institutions by supporting processes and frameworks that promoted good public service practices.