Alvi calls for efforts to eliminate corruption
Each year billions of rupees of the public money are lost because of corruption in the form of embezzlements and misappropriation
Arif Alvi, President
islamabad — President Dr Arif Alvi has said that corruption in Pakistan hurts the economy as well as business. Corrupted economies remained unable to function properly because corruption prevented free functioning of natural laws of the economy.
“Although it has widespread implications on our lives, the economy bears the main brunt and in turn sabotages prosperity of the nation,” the president said in a message on the International Anti-Corruption Day being commemorated on December 9.
“Each year billions of rupees of the public money are lost because of corruption in the form of embezzlements, bribes and misappropriation of funds which directly affect the ability of the government to provide even proper basic services to the public and denies them their fundamental rights,” he added.
He noted that the sheer scale of the challenge called for combined efforts to confront this challenge head on. “The government is committed to eradicate this cancer. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) alone cannot win this fight,” he added.
The president called upon all segments of society to stand together in bringing about the change in their behaviours and contribute toward efforts in putting an end to corruption to support economic growth in order to bring prosperity. — APP