Quetta, December 8, 2023: The Anticorruption Establishment Balochistan (ACEB) took a bold step forward in the fight against corruption by hosting a seminar at the Sikandar Jamali Auditorium in Quetta on International Anti-Corruption Day. Themed “Promoting Citizens’ Participation in Strengthening Accountability and Governance in Society,” the seminar prioritized empowering youth to play a pivotal role in combating corruption.
Mr. Abdul Wahid Kakar, the Director of ACEB, stressed the importance of self-accountability as a critical measure in eradicating corruption. He urged participants to champion concrete decisions within government departments, emphasizing public interest and development. Mr. Kakar also acknowledged the Accountability Lab’s support in ACEB’s institutional capacity-building program.
Director General of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan, Zafar Iqbal Khan, underscored the joint efforts of ACEB and NAB in eliminating corruption. Advocating for a universal anti-corruption system, Mr. Khan encouraged citizens to report corruption cases. He commended the Accountability Lab and ACEB for their awareness-raising initiatives.
Caretaker Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs in Balochistan, Mr. Zubair Jamali, highlighted the vital role of youth in anti-corruption efforts. On International Anti-Corruption Day, he called for a commitment to protecting the rights of common people and emphasized the adherence to rules and regulations by government servants.
The seminar, attended by government officials, academia, civil society members, and media representatives, showcased a collective commitment to rooting out corruption in Balochistan. The event illuminated the importance of youth empowerment in fortifying the province’s anti-corruption endeavors.