Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that improvement in ranking in recent report of Transparency International (TI) has reaffirmed the policies of transparency of the incumbent government in Pakistan. This report is an honor not only for the PML-N government but for the 22 crore people of Pakistan, he added. He said that acknowledgement of governmental transparency in Pakistan by an international body is a welcome step.
In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister said that TI report has proved that government has promoted transparency and this report is affirming the steps taken by the government of Pakistan for promotion of transparency at every level.
This report has acknowledged the steps taken by the government of Pakistan for the eradication of corruption.
The Chief Minister said that improvement in ranking shows that steps of the incumbent government for the elimination of corruption have proved result-oriented.
He said that savings to the tune of billions of rupees have been made by ensuring transparency in different development projects for the first time in the history of the country. The PML-N government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against the corruption.
The Chief Minister said that effective measures have been taken for the elimination of corruption and promotion of transparency.
Meanwhile, merit along with the adoption of worthwhile steps for the elimination of corruption from the country, has been promoted. Pakistan’s international image has been improved due to promotion of transparency, elimination of corruption and the policy of providing better services to the people, concluded the Chief Minister.