UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan attaches “high priority” to fighting corruption as part of the international commitment to end poverty, curb illicit financial flows and ensure peace and prosperity, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal told the United Nations on Thursday.
“We believe that corruption should be prevented in all its forms and a culture of rejection of corrupt practices should be fostered at all levels,” he said in his address to the UN General Assembly’s first-ever Special Session against corruption via a video message.
In this regard, Justice Iqbal called for reinforcing the global fight against corruption, through strengthened international cooperation to efficiently prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute the scourge as well as to apply effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties and recover criminal assets.
“Fighting corruption is a fundamental precondition for upholding the rule of law, peace and security, achieving sustainable development and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms,” he told delegates from around the world.
“It is also an integral part of the international commitment to end poverty, curb illicit financial flows and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.”