An International Anti-Corruption Day was observed at the Main Campus Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan on December 14, 2017. The Department of Sociology organized the event. The Deputy Commissioner Mardan was the Guest Speaker. The event was formally started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Mr. Usama (Student). Dr. Syed Rashid Ali Coordinator Main Campus/Chairperson Department of Sociology formally welcomed the entire participant. He shared that Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on societies. National and University anthem were played on the occasion. Dr. Hussain Ali Lecturer Department of Sociology delivered a power point presentation on the UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION (UNCAC). The presenter discussed in detail about the adoption process of the UNCAC. He shared that according to a report published by the World Bank – More than 1 trillion US$ is paid in bribes a year around the world. Similarly Transparency International (2008) Estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. Furthermore, the presentation covered the aim and structure of the convention. After his detail presentation Mr. Akhter Lecturer Department of International Relations shared his personal experiences that how the public and private officials acting the corrupt activities and miss using their authorities for personal gain. The Deputy Commissioner Mardan as Guest Speaker shared his valuable views on this occasion. He shared about the major causes of Corruption in Pakistani society and highlighted that Corruption is a key element in economic underperformance and a major obstacle to poverty alleviation and development. Furthermore, in his speech he given stress that this is the core responsibility and duty of Pakistani youth to play their vital role for reducing the corruption and break the corruption chain. The Dean Faculty of Social Sciences in his closing remarks shared that Corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts markets, erodes the quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish. He formally shared the Vote of Thanks to the Deputy Commissioner Mardan and all the other participants for important speech and presence on the occasion. At the end an awareness walk was took place within the Campus.
Chairpersons and Faculty from the department of International Relations, Psychology and Sociology were present at the occasion and awareness walk.