LARKANA: “Corruption is a cancer which is eating our society rapidly” said Sultan Ahmed Khoso, Additional Commissioner-I, Larkana Division, while addressing a seminar at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Library here on Wednesday. The seminar was organized to mark the World Anti-Corruption Day.
Before this event, a large rally was taken out from Commissioner’s office to Shahnawaz Bhutto Library, which was led by Zakir Hussain Samo, Deputy Director Anti-Corruption, Larkana, holding large banners written on them like “we hate corruption”, “Let us eradicate corruption”, in which additional deputy commissioner Ameer Ali Mirani, Circle Officers and other government servants also participated.
Khoso said that we will have to treat this cancer jointly to eliminate it. He said that anti-corruption establishment is now doing fine job and if they needed any help the district government will provide the same. Khoso said that it is wrong that people have to pay for obtaining domicile certificate because a citizen can get it in a single day.
Additional Deputy Commissioner-I Liaquat Ali Bhatti said that corruption is increasing in the society day by day which is evident from the fact that many government officers are on bail and many officers cannot sit in their officers due to cases in the courts. Bhatti said that if our leaders are corrupt then how can we eliminate corruption. He said that it is not hidden fact that postings are made against payment of handsome amount adding that not only leaders but religious leaders are also not honest. He said “we will have to improve ourselves otherwise corruption will ruin us”.
Circle Officers Shahid Ali Shahani and Abdul Hameed Sangi said that no society can make progress without eradicating corruption, adding during short span of time, anti-corruption department had caught many cases in Larkana and as many as 60 FIRs have so far been registered, adding that with the approval of higher authorities, arrests will be made and cases challaned in the courts.
They said that several cases had been detected in Health Department, medicines worth millions of rupees are not issued to the poor patients and due to which they expire and become useless, adding that they had confiscated such drugs and soon the relevant people will be taken to task. Mukhtiarkar Ahmed Ali, MS Chandka Hospital Dr Munir Jokhio, Noorullah Shaikh and others were also present on the occasion.