ACM rally against cor­rup­tion

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - SHER GONDAL

Core group Anti Cor­rup­tion Move­ment ( ACM) in a meet­ing have de­cided to take out a rally on June 4, 2016 from Ju­di­cial Com­plex to DCO Of­fice in sup­port of ACM de­mand for govern­ment trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity, ACM co­or­di­na­tor Ijaz Khokhar Ad­vo­cate said while talk­ing to me­dia per­sons here the other day.

He said un- abated cor­rup­tion had crip­pled ba­sic func­tions of the state, like se­cu­rity and jus­tice, cor­rup­tion had cre­ated frus­tra­tion and vac­uum that ex­trem­ists were fill­ing with false prom­ises of bet­ter deal. He said cor­rup­tion is one of the great­est chal­lenges to the whole na­tion. It is an abuse of power at all lev­els in both the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, and it had af­fected all of us ad­versely.

The cor­rup­tion has de­stroyed peo­ple’s trust of govern­ment and rulers. It has de­stroyed eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment; it has eroded con­fi­dence of the peo­ple in demo­cratic in­sti­tu­tions and pre­pared the way for crim­i­nal mafias to play around with im­punity. On a ques­tion he said ACM had pre­pared a pack­age of ac­tions. Its work­ers would ex­pose cor­rup­tion so there is nowhere to hide.

They would point out per­pe­tra­tors to con­cerned au­thor­i­ties for pun­ish­ment. They would sup­port those af­fected by cor­rup­tion and strug­gle to drive out the cul­ture of cor­rup­tion wher­ever it ex- isted. He said if hon­est of­fi­cers and rulers showed will and co­op­er­ated, ACM would surely suc­ceed in achiev­ing its ob­jec­tives.

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