The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) and the regional directorate of the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Government of Punjab Bahawalpur organized an awareness seminar on the occasion of World Anti-Corruption Day at Abbasia Campus.

In the seminar, Commissioner Bahawalpur Raja Jahangir Anwar expressed his views and said that to end corruption, the process of self-accountability must be promoted in the society. He said that every member of the society should work properly at his level and special attention should be given to the training of the new generation so that a corruption-free society can be created.

He said that everyone should ensure compliance with the rules and regulations to correct their affairs. With these factors, a corruption-free society will come into being.

Vice-Chancellor the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Prof Dr Athar Mahboob said that by fulfilling one’s responsibilities according to the law and taking care of the rights of others, the society develops. He said that we can join the developed nations only by giving the best education and training to the young generation.

He said that every member of the society has to play his role in the development of the nation by adopting the behavior of self-responsibility.

Speaking on the occasion, Regional Director Anti-Corruption Ghulam Yasin said that raising social awareness to eradicate corruption is the need of the hour. He said that in order to create a healthy society, everyone has to play their role against corruption. He said that educational institutions and mass media have a key role to raise awareness of anti-corruption. He said that with the character building of the nation and the right guidance of the new generation, we can defeat the curse of corruption.

Addressing the seminar, District Police Officer Ibadat Nisar said that the whole nation must make integrity and honesty its motto to eradicate corruption from the society. He said that there is a need to raise awareness to raise voice against corruption and all the stakeholders of the society should play their role in this regard.

Prof Aun Muhammad Saeedi, Prof Dr Shafiqur Rehman, President High Court Bar Association AR Aurangzeb also addressed the seminar while General Secretary High Court Bar Syed Faisal Abbas Bukhari, former President High Court Bar Sardar Mahmood Iqbal Khakwani, Prof Dr Muhammad Imran, Managing Director Cholistan Development Authority Syed Muhammad Tariq Bukhari, Chief Engineer Irrigation Khalid Bashir, Administrative Officers, Faculty the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, lawyers, teachers and a large number of students participated.

Earlier, to raise awareness regarding the International Anti-Corruption Day, a walk was also conducted from the Anti-Corruption Office to Abbasia Campus under the leadership of Director Anti-Corruption Bahawalpur Ghulam Yasin.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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