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Anti-corruption week gets underway: CM reiterates his resolve to make Balochistan totally corruption free

The Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has reiterated his government’s resolve to make the province corruption free.

He stated that the bureaucracy’s role in governance is important and it has to bring improvement in the existing system.

He strongly believed that by brining innovation in the system, change could be brought in lives of some 99 percent population.

He also said that advancing the monitoring in system is essential for development and growth. In addition to fixing responsibility, the process of punishment is unavoidable for eradication of corruption.

This and similar views were expressed by the Chief Minister while speaking at the seminar which was  organized by the Anti-Corruption Establishment, Government of Balochistan in collaboration with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan in connection with the anti-corruption week here at the Sikandar Jamali Auditorium located in the Civil Secretariat Quetta on Wednesday.

The theme of the seminar was: corruption is the biggest constraint to economic growth.

Those who attended the seminar were included the Advisor to Chief Minister for Youth Affairs, Culture, Sports and Archive, Abdul Khaliq Hazara, Chief Secretary, Captain (Retd) Fazeel Asghar, Director General NAB, Farmanullah Shah, DG Anti Corruption, Balochistan, Muhammad Ayaz Baloch, Additional IG Police, Naeem Akram Bharoka, secretaries of various provincial government departments, Vice Chairman Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Balochistan, Habib Tahir Advocate, besides others.

He said that there’s a fear of accountability process in the province. However, a lot of constraints are there in the system, which can’t be overcome and corrected at once, he mentioned adding that time has come to set targets for reformation of the society.

The Chief Minister stressed that we have to provide basic facilities to the people – rich or poor – without any discrimination.

Speaking on the occasion, the Additional IGP Naeem Akram regretfully pointed out that the corruption is not considered as a social evil in our society.

He mentioned that the services sector and process has been made totally corruption free in the developed countries.

He said that the corruption and malpractices badly affects the good governance,

He underlined the need to adopt a joint strategy to wipe out corruption from our institutions.

The Chief Secretary, Fazeel Asghar, Vice Chairperson HRCP, Director General NAB, Farmanullah Shah and others also addressed the seminar.