LAHORE: (APP) Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has accorded approval to setting up of Anti-Corruption Agency for harmonizing Anti-Corruption Establishment with modern demands and making it a vibrant and active institution.
The agency will be completely autonomous and independent.
A high level committee has been constituted with regard to setting up of Anti-Corruption Agency which will take immediate steps for making anti-corruption laws at provincial level.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting to review different proposals for harmonizing Anti-Corruption Establishment with modern demands , here on Tuesday.
Addressing the meeting, he said best model of the world would be benefitted for organizational structure of the agency and services of an international consultant would be acquired.
Shehbaz Sharif said the Punjab government was implementing zero tolerance policy against corruption and all mega projects of the government were its proof. He said the institution would have to perform its duties in a vibrant and active manner for good governance, elimination of bribe and corruption in the province.
He said it was need of the hour to set the institution of Anti-Corruption on modern lines and reforms should be introduced with the help of information technology in this regard. A comprehensive system should be evolved for capacity building of the staff of the institution, he added.
The Punjab Chief Minister said monitoring of the performance of staff performing duties in the department was very necessary and policy of reward and punishment should be strictly implemented in that regard. He said a policy should be evolved for giving incentives to the staff on the basis of performance and a roadmap be devised by giving a final shape to short, medium and long term steps within three weeks and it should be immediately implemented.
Giving directions for constitution of a high level committee for setting up of Anti-Corruption Agency , the Chief Minister said the committee should take immediate steps with regard to making anti-corruption laws at provincial level and solid steps be taken for disposing pending inquiries in anti corruption in the stipulated period.
He said indiscriminate action should also be taken against those filing fake applications .
Director General Anti-Corruption Establishment, Brig. (R) Muzaffar Ali Ranjha gave a detailed briefing regarding the performance and other matters of the institution.
Advisor Umer Saif, Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary Law, Advocate General Punjab, Secretary Services and concerned officials were present on the occasion.