Let’s know more about Pakistan and World’s Corruption Day.
As a signatory to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, Pakistan observes World Corruption Day every year on December 9th. The day is intended to raise awareness of the negative impact of corruption on society and to promote efforts to combat corruption at the national and international levels.
Pakistan has long struggled with corruption, and the issue continues to be a major challenge for the country. Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index ranked Pakistan 117th out of 180 countries, indicating a high level of perceived corruption in the country.
The Pakistani government has taken steps to address corruption, including implementing the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and establishing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate and prosecute corruption cases. However, corruption remains pervasive in many sectors of the economy, including politics, public procurement, and the judiciary.
On World Corruption Day, Pakistani organizations and individuals often hold events and activities to raise awareness of the issue and to call for greater action to combat corruption. This can include workshops, seminars, and social media campaigns to promote transparency and accountability in government and the private sector.
In addition to observing World Corruption Day, Pakistan also participates in international efforts to combat corruption. This includes supporting the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and collaborating with other countries through regional and international organizations such as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG).
Overall, Pakistan faces significant challenges in its efforts to combat corruption, but the country continues to take steps to address the issue and to promote transparency and accountability in government and the private sector. On World Corruption Day and throughout the year, Pakistan remains committed to working towards a more corruption-free society.