ISLAMABAD: The two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Seminar aimed at creating a “SAARC Nations Anti-Corruption Forum”, being organized by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will begins today Islamabad, Aaj News reported.
According to the reports, the seminar will discuss causes of corruption in South Asia, exchange of ideas and experiences to reduce corruption, steps taken by the SAARC countries to eradicate corruption from South Asia and efforts made to aware people about the ill effect of corruption. The seminar will provide an opportunity to all SAARC countries to work together for public awareness to fight against corruption which is one of the major hurdles in the way of progress and prosperity of the region.
Moreover, discussions would focus on investigation and prosecution, international cooperation, assets recovery and technical assistance. Information sharing will also take place to formulate a joint strategy to fight corruption on the basis of best practices and lessons learnt.
Chairman NAB, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said it will help strengthen cooperation amongst the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries in the fight against corruption.
The delegates of India led by Shri Premanshu Biswas, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan have reached in Pakistan to participate in the SAARC seminar.