Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Col (R) Khurshid Alam said that NAB was focusing on monitoring mega projects worth billions of rupees to ensure its quality completion, pinpoint loopholes and take preventive measures.
He said this while addressing, as Chief Guest, a seminar on youth character building at Abasin University on Tuesday. Chancellor of the university, Muhammad Imranullah, VC Dr. Jamil Ahmad and faculty in-charge Character Building Society Dr. Ghulam Sarwar also spoke on the occasion.
DG NAB said that besides initiation of cases against big fish, which had a trickledown effect on petty corruption cases, NAB was also actively pursuing the awareness and prevention aspect of anti-corruption strategy, as mere enforcement was not enough to curb corruption.
He added, on the awareness front the main focus was on the young generation as they were the future of the country.
Establishment of character building societies in educational institutions and organizing such functions was part of the strategy to create abhorrence against corruption in the minds of the youth, he viewed.
The DG appreciated the skill of students in the form of paintings, pictures and video clip demonstrations on anti corruption and character building themes.
Addressing the ceremony, Chancellor Muhammad Imranullah and VC Dr. Jamil Ahmad said that Abasin University had adopted a vision-based teaching module, with modern research and focus on development of character. They added that the university was introducing a course of social responsibility for this purpose.
In charge of character building society Dr. Ghulam Sarwar highlighted the ill-effects of corruption on the society in the light of Islamic teachings. Later, DG NAB gave away certificates to the students for participation in various activities on the theme of anti-corruption.