NAB recovers Rs 289bln from corrupt people: Director NAB

NAB recovers Rs 289bln from corrupt people: Director NAB

LAHORE:Director National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Syed Muhammad Hasnain said corruption had weakened social and financial structure, claiming NAB had recovered Rs 289 billion from the corrupt people.

Addressing a seminar on the "Role of Youth in the war against Corruption" at Alhamra here on Wednesday, he said it was through effective operations of the NAB that corruption was not being committed openly as was the practice in the past.

The seminar was the first of the awareness campaign in schools and colleges by the NAB and was held in collaboration with Unique Group of Institutions.

A large number of male and girl students from Unique schools and college, teachers and NAB officers attended the seminar.

The director NAB said an awareness campaign had been launched on the instructions of Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javaid Iqbal and Director General NAB Lahore Shahzad Saleem.

He urged the educational institutions to start 'character building society' in their schools and colleges, adding students should question their parents about resources if their expenses were higher than the income.

The director thanked the media for supporting the NAB in the war against corruption, adding the support of the masses was vital to ensure transparency in the country.

Addressing the seminar, Rector Prof Amjad Ali Khan said Pakistan was the land of pure and there was no room for corruption in the country, adding the educational institutions would play their due role to educate the youth on pitfalls of corruption.

Chairman Unique Prof Abdul Manan Khurram said teachers must educate the younger generation about corruption and importance of accountability in order to ensure a prosperous Pakistan.

Students presented speeches on the topic 'Accountability for All' while the short play 'Anjaam' by the student of Unique school won adulations from the audience. A student, Ghayas Haider, also presented a national song.

Director NAB Lahore Syed Muhammad Hasnain presented a memento to Rector Unique Group of Institution on the occasion. APP/AFP