ISLAMABAD: Justice (R) Shakir ullah Jan, Former Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan, has expressed his views in seminar titled “Rampant Corruption in Pakistan and Its Possible Remedies” held at Faculty of Shariah and Law of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) here on Wednesday.
Justice (R) Shakir ullah Jan said, “Corruption is the worst abuse which not only badly effects but also creates hurdles in the development of the society. Institutional failure and compromising attitude towards corruption are the root causes of this menace whereas mutual cooperation with the anti-corruption agencies and strong accountability mechanism can help to get rid of it.”
On the occasion, Dean Faculty of Shariah and Law Dr. Zia ul Haq and other faculty members were also present.
Justice Shakir ullah Jan said that non-democratic party system, low literacy rate, collapse of accountability system and social acceptance are the main causes of rampant corruption in Pakistan.
He was of the view that media can play vital role to curb the hazard of corruption while positive role of the agencies working against corruption can also help to protect society from its effects.
“Corruption can be controlled with will and devotion because it’s a pre-requisite to make our society a corruption free society”. Justice Shakir ullah said.
He urged that strong governance and transparency must be applied in the institutions which he termed as leading solution of the said problem.
He also apprised the audience about Pakistani law against corruption. Later, during the discussion in the seminar, participants and Justice Shakir ullah highlighted the complexities and legal technicalities in the cases of corruption.
A souvenir was also presented to Justice Shakir ullah Jan by Faculty of Shariah and Law.
Moreover, The ceremony of placement of new carpets and pretentious things in Faisal Masjid held at 04:00 PM today in Faisal Masjid Campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) by the Saudi Government.
The honour able ambassador of Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghadeer will be the worthy chief guest of the ceremony.
In the press circular released by the Protocol & 0Public Relation Department of the IIUI, President IIUI Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh said that new carpets would be memorable gift to the Faisal Masjid by Khadim ul Haramain Al-Shareefain.
It is worth mentioning that current carpets were also placed by the Saudi government 30 years before.