Karachi - NAB Karachi organised Anti-corruption walk here on Tuesday in line with the International Anti-Corruption Day which is observed every year under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE), Govt of Sindh and Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) Karachi actively collaborated with NAB Karachi in organizing the event.

The walk commenced at 3 pm from floating ship point and ended at Nishan-e-Pakistan Park at Karachi beach.

NAB Karachi DG Lt Col (R) Siraj ul Naeem led the walk, along with senior officers of NAB, including Major (R) Shabbir Ahmed, Farmanullah Khan, Zafar Iqbal, Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro, Special Assistant to Sindh CM on Religious Affairs, Zakat and Ushr, Miss Nusrat Saher Abbasi, MPA PML-F Wajid Ali Khan Durani, Ex-IG Ghulam Qadir Thebo, ACE Chairman Hasan Bakhsi, ABAD Vice Chairman Rizwan, Electronic Association President and other dignitaries also participated.

Large number of people from all walks of life participated in the walk including politicians, senior bureaucrats, representatives of educational institutions, govt departments and members of civil society besides general public.

NAB Karachi DG Lt Col (R) Siraj ul Naeem, while delivering welcome speech, extended ­­gratitude to the participants and highlighted the importance of public awareness events.

He said that under the Chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Chaudhary, NAB Karachi had been visibly improving on its performance in terms of registration of complaints, disposal of the cases, filing of references and recoveries of the looted money.

He said currently NAB Karachi had no case pending older than one year.

Highlighting the role of all stakeholders and public representatives, he said that the government and opposition would have to join hands to eradicate the menace of corruption from the society.

While talking to media, he said that during the current year, NAB had so far Karachi had recovered Rs1739 million of looted money and returned to respective government departments.

He reiterated the resolve to take forward the mission of NAB and to rid the society of the menace of corruption.

The NAB DG also gave away awards and cash prizes to the position holder students of various schools and colleges.