International Anti-Corruption Day is being observed today (Dec 9) to raise awareness and highlight the dangerous effects of corruption. This year the day is observed under the theme: “Together, We Are United against Corruption”.
The day encourages a global fight against corruption and urges all governments to join hands against it. In his message on the occasion, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has urged people around the world to continue to work on innovative solutions to win the battle against corruption and to ensure that precious resources serve the peoples of the world.
In Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Anti-Corruption Establishment and other organizations working for elimination of corruption, will hold special programmes today, including seminars and walks to mark the Day.
Meanwhile on this occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan will also launch Report Corruption App today. Pakistan’s prime minister has said that his government will now shift focus to e-governance after having stabilized national economy Digitizing the government’s core functions will help prevent corruption by bringing in transparency, and accelerating ease-of-access and facilitation of the public, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said.
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