Published On: Fri, Jan 7th, 2022
Published in Category: Politics

FM terms govt efforts in combating corruptions commendable

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Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said that the efforts of the government in combating corruption, especially illicit financial flows, as well as promotion and protection of all human rights are being appreciated.

Qureshi underlined that inclusive and sustainable development was not possible unless transparency and accountability were ensured.

The Foreign Minister presented an actionable way forward for the OIC group in curbing corruption and realizing the human rights agenda including through creation of an intergovernmental committee, establishment of an OIC protocol and mechanism for mutual legal assistance, reviewing unequal investment treaties, and formation of a global beneficial ownership registry.

He was addressing inaugural ceremony of an international seminar on Corruption and Human Rights in Islamabad. The event was jointly organized by the Government of Pakistan and OIC IPHRC.

The two-day Seminar on the theme of “Combating Corruption – A Prerequisite for the full enjoyment of all Human Rights and Sustainable Developmen” is being jointly organized by the Government of Pakistan and the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

More than 200 international and national stakeholders including Government officials, OIC member and Observer States, IPHRC Commissioners, and representatives of the OIC Secretariat, United Nations, practitioners, academia, and civil society are participating in the International Seminar.