ISLAMABAD   -   National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal said Tuesday that collective efforts to eradicate the menace of corruption are needed to make Pakistan prosperous for our future generations.

He said that the perpetrator of corruption not only misuses his/her status and authority for personal gains but also commits dishonesty.  In other words, an individual who is entrusted with a duty through corruption abuses his position and uses this position to achieve his personal goals. This includes bribery and financial corruption which is a poison for the development and prosperity of Pakistan.

He said that corruption is not only the root of all evils but it also adversely affects the economy, social justice and living standards of the state. He said that for sustainable socio-economic development and investment, corruption must be eradicated at all costs.

NAB Chairman said that corruption has become a challenge for the country. He said sustainable measures are taken in developed countries through which corruption comes down to a minimum level.

NAB chairman NAB said that money laundering, corruption, misuse of power, assets beyond known sources of income are major challenges in Pakistan.

Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had warned the nation in the first session of the Constituent Assembly that bribery and corruption is a curse and it is a poison for the nation and we have to deal with it with iron fists.

NAB Chairman said that National Accountability Bureau is committed to eradicate the scourge of corruption from Pakistani society. NAB is pursuing a three-pronged strategy, which includes awareness, prevention and enforcement. He said that along with enforcement, the bureau also focused on awareness and prevention besides devising a way to tackle corruption effectively in the society.

Under the awareness program in universities and colleges across the country, more than 50,000 character building associations have been set up to educate the younger generation about the ill effects of corruption.  

NAB Chairman said that in order to make the future of Pakistan bright and radiant, it is very important to educate the youth on this issue and we have to make collective efforts to eradicate corruption.

He said that NAB was adopting the policy of “Accountability for All” and was using all its resources to eradicate corruption from Pakistan and was fully committed to rid Pakistan of corruption. The efforts of NAB have been appreciated by all reputable national and international organisations, which is an honour for Pakistan because of NAB.