A seminar titled ‘Corruption Free Society is the key to Economic Prosperity and development’ was held at Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), in collaboration with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on December 14 to address the prevailing corruption and its socio-economic impacts detrimental to development.
Chief Guest Shahzada Imtiaz Ahmed, Director NAB for Awareness and Prevention Wing Karachi highlighted the significance of systematic evaluation and self-accountability in our society. He further said that ‘NAB has constituted more than a thousand character-building societies in educational institutions across Pakistan, mainly to facilitate the accountability course, process the accountability mechanisms and counter corruption on lower levels using multiple academic and communal tools.’
He also shared that NAB has strategized an anti-corruption strategy comprising awareness, prevention, and enforcement.
Dr Faisal Sultan, Research Scholar of the University of Karachi’s Applied Economic Research Center (AERC) conceptualized corruption for the students of JSMU and gave a thorough presentation on combatting internal moral impurities and unwarranted exercise of public power.
‘Approximately, Corruption costs USD 2.6 trillion to the world causing staggering loss to the nations’ wealth and development.’ Said Asif Z Warsi, Lecturer, Institute of Health and Business Management (IHBM-JSMU).
Registrar JSMU Dr Azam Khan thanked the NAB officials and Character Building Society (CBS) for their proactive contribution and the students of JSMU for engaging in the efforts taken against corruption.
The seminar was followed by a comprehensive Q & A session, and certificates were presented to the NAB officials, speakers of the session, and organizers of JSMU Character Building Society (CBS) headed by Associate Professor Dr Nazish Jaffer.
International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated every year on December 9.

A seminar titled ‘Corruption Free Society is the key to Economic Prosperity and development’ was held at Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), in collaboration with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on December 14 to address the prevailing corruption and its socio-economic impacts detrimental to development.
Chief Guest Shahzada Imtiaz Ahmed, Director NAB for Awareness and Prevention Wing Karachi highlighted the significance of systematic evaluation and self-accountability in our society. He further said that ‘NAB has constituted more than a thousand character-building societies in educational institutions across Pakistan, mainly to facilitate the accountability course, process the accountability mechanisms and counter corruption on lower levels using multiple academic and communal tools.’
He also shared that NAB has strategized an anti-corruption strategy comprising awareness, prevention, and enforcement.
Dr Faisal Sultan, Research Scholar of the University of Karachi’s Applied Economic Research Center (AERC) conceptualized corruption for the students of JSMU and gave a thorough presentation on combatting internal moral impurities and unwarranted exercise of public power.
‘Approximately, Corruption costs USD 2.6 trillion to the world causing staggering loss to the nations’ wealth and development.’ Said Asif Z Warsi, Lecturer, Institute of Health and Business Management (IHBM-JSMU).
Registrar JSMU Dr Azam Khan thanked the NAB officials and Character Building Society (CBS) for their proactive contribution and the students of JSMU for engaging in the efforts taken against corruption.
The seminar was followed by a comprehensive Q & A session, and certificates were presented to the NAB officials, speakers of the session, and organizers of JSMU Character Building Society (CBS) headed by Associate Professor Dr Nazish Jaffer. International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated every year on December 9.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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