International Anti-Corruption Day Celebrated In Drosh

International Anti-Corruption Day Celebrated In Drosh
On this occasion, Darosh Tehsil Chairman Prince Khalid Pervaiz was the Chief guest. In this regard, YSDO held a ceremony at Drosh.

During the program, the Chief guest and Additional Assistant Commissioner, DSP Drosh AJmal Khan also distributed certificates of appreciation among the volunteers of YSDO. The participants  held a walk on anti-corruption carrying banners which started from the YSDO office and passed through the main road of Drosh and ended at zero point. A large number of people participated in which elected administrators, councillors, chairman, officers of government and semi-government institutions, Tehsil municipal administration officials,
religious and political leaders and social workers also participated.

Addressing the ceremony, the speakers said that the roots of Pakistan have been opened by bribery, until the scourge of corruption is not eradicated from this country, there will be no development. They said that the scourge of corruption has drowned development works in this country and how most of the funds go into the pockets of a few corrupt elements instead of development related projects and work. The speakers said that this it is the moral responsibility and religious duty of all Pakistani citizens to discourage it and eventually get rid of this scourge of bribery. They said that it is also proved from Quran and Hadith that both those who take and give bribes will go to  hell.

Former District Council Chairman Khurshid Ali Khan gave the example of China and said that a company in China used to make milk for children in which there was a complaint of adulteration, into which the Chinese authorities conducted an investigation. Upon proof of adulteration, the Chinese court found the businessman and sentenced him to death. After that no one in China dared to bribe and mix any illegal substances in food. The Chinese have the courage to say what is wrong and what is right, no matter how powerful they are, but whatever powerful people do Pakistan, no one can ask them and the weak remain trapped. If crime is not addressed and discouraged, no institution or power can extract this thing from us.

YSDO Chairman Asfandiar Khan said that the main purpose of celebrating Anti-Corruption Day is to create awareness among the people to discourage bribery and to refuse to accept bribes from government and non-government officials and criminal elements. Their allies should take disciplinary action.

Abdul Majeed, Chairman of Union Council Arundu, which is located on the Pak-Afghan border, said that Arundu is the most remote and backward area of Chitral, but unfortunately due to bribery and corrupt elements any development project in Arundu not completed upto standard specifications. Whether it is a water supply project, electricity, water, road, canal or any other government work, the area continues to slide into poverty.

Qari Jamal Abdul Nasir said that corruption  is not only when an officer or official takes bribe from someone, but also when the officer or public servant who receives salary but does not perform his official duty honestly. This is also a form of corruption.