Islamabad—The Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has said that in order to strengthen cooperation and assistance amongst the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries and to join hands together in the fight against corruption, NAB is organizing a first ever Seminar for creation of “SAARC Nations Anti- Corruption Forum” from September 25-27, 2016 at Islamabad.
The themes of the SAARC countries Seminar will be discussion on causes of corruption in South Asia, exchange of ideas/experiences to reduce the prevailing situation of corruption, steps taken by the SAARC countries to eradicate corruption from South Asia and efforts made to aware people about the ill effect of corruption and to provide an opportunity to all SAARC countries to work together for public awareness to fight against corruption which is one of the major hurdle in the way of progress and prosperity of the region, he added.
Moreover discussion on Enforcement (Investigation) and Prosecution, International Cooperation, Assets Recovery, Technical Assistance and Information sharing will also take place in order to formulate joint strategy in consultation with all the SAARC countries for creation of “SAARC Nations Anti-Corruption Forum” in order to fight corruption on the basis of best practices and lessons learnt, the Chairman NAB said.
The Government of Pakistan has approved holding of first SAARC Seminar at Islamabad. Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India including Secretary General SAARC have sent their consent to attend the first ever SAARC Seminar for creation of “SAARC Nations Anti-Corruption Forum” from September 25-27, 2016 at Islamabad.