Awareness seminar on corruption in Chitral.
A seminar organized by NAB to raise awareness against corruption in
society was held a few days back in Chitral . The event was
attended by DC Chitral, Dist Nazim, and local political leaders.
Organizing such awareness programs for the common men is surly
commendable. The speakers at the seminars including DC chitral,
Dist Nazim, & local political leaders expressed their valued
comments. Specially, the point of view of DC Chitral that by
adopting Islamic values in our lives we can eliminate corruption
from the society was most impressive and easy way forward. The NAB
local chief defended the effectiveness of ‘Plea bargain’ system
under which an accused can get cases against him dropped after
paying back part of the ill- gotten money to NAB voluntarily.
But, in my opinion, ‘ plea bargain ‘ between NAB & Accused, like, a
corrupt person will return money to NAB voluntarily and get case
against him dropped is not an effective method to discourage
corruption from society in long terms. Rather the plea bargain
system gives better opportunity for corrupt peoples to make as much
as black money return as much as they can through plea bargain
which endanger the correct legal out come.
So, as a citizen of Pakistan, I request the concern authorities to
improve or revisit the (Plea bargain ) NAB law, in order not to
give any sort of concession to a corrupt peoples. Through plea
bargain, recovering some ill gotten money from corrupt peoples and
letting them free is not a good idea.