Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women University, Department of Law organised a seminar on ‘Role of Youth in Eradication of Corruption in Pakistan’. Respected Chairman NAB, Justice Javed Iqbal was the guest of honour at the event and he was accompanied by Dr. Najaf Quli Mirza Director General NAB. The Vice Chancellor FJWU, Dr. Saima Hamid, Dean (Law, Commerce and Finance), Dr. Azra Yasmin and Dr. Tahir Mukhtar (Focal Person, Character Building Society, FJWU) were also present at the occasion.The event was organized for the awareness of young girls about the importance of accountability at an individual level and long-term benefits of taking a stand against corruption.
In her welcoming address, Dr. Saima Hamid, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Women University appreciated the efforts of NAB under the command of Chairman NAB, Mr Javed Iqbal and emphasised that corruption is a menace and it must be eradicated from society .
While sharing his thoughts, Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal thanked VC-FJWU and expressed his gratitude for the invitation in the University. Regarding NAB services he mentioned that NAB is the most important institution in the country, highly active against the eradication of corruption from Pakistan. He added that the corruption exists throughout the world in different forms but in Pakistan it has become a cancer which is expanding and accelerating like no other thing day by day. He further added that corruption has socially and economically put us at the verge of disparity and now NAB has to bring it down.He mentioned that NAB has recovered more than 300 billion rupees since its establishment. He encouraged students to build their trust in NAB as it is working for securing their future.He said that the only way to remove corruption from its roots is to hold ourselves accountable at individual level.
Regarding the step of creating ‘Character Building Societies’ at university level he said we proposed this idea because we are fully aware that only youth possess the power to change anything. Addressing young women he advised them to keep their personal interests in accordance with national interests and said that this country is currently having financial troubles but the future is bright for our generation.
In the end, Head of the Law department, Dr. Nadia Khadim, thanked the guests for making the event more meaningful with their presence. The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Saima Hamid presented university souvenirs to the Chief Guest.