BAHAWALPUR - Islamia University Bahawalpur Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar has underlined the need for joint efforts to root out corruption from society. He stressed that there should be insight into the causes of corruption which has crippled and blotted the social fabric of society and earned a bad name for the country. The placing of Pakistan at 33 position among the most corrupt countries is an eye-opener and drastic steps must be taken to eradicate the social ill for a better bright future of the country.

Addressing a seminar held here at IUB, the VC pointed out that a good sign was that among other characteristics, Pakistani nation was at number 7th in the world for charity causes which reflected that this nation could easily overcome the menace and transform it into a corruption-free country.  The seminar was organised by the Anti-Corruption Establishment to raise awareness among public about corruption and its causes.

Speaking on the occasion, Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Khan Khitchi criticised the causes promoting corruption and underlined the need for launching crusade against corruption. He termed lavish lifestyle as the main cause of corruption which should be controlled and the corrupt should be taken to task according to the rules and law. He disclosed that revenue record would be computerized within a year which would help control corruption.

Anti-Corruption Establishment Director Jehanzeb Awan, SSP (Investigations) Gohar Mushtaq Bhutta, SP (Investigations) Azhar Gujjar, BCCI President Atif Aziz, Cholistan Development Authority MD Javed Mehmood, Anjuman-e-Tajran President Syed Israr Hussain Shah, eminent social and political figure of the area, IUB Psychology Department Head Malik Habibullah Bhutta, Dr Masood Nadeem and Dramatic Club In-Charge Dr Abdul Wajid Khan also spoke on the occasion. They highlighted the root causes of corruption and presented proposals to eradicate the social ill. They remarked that parents and teachers could play an active role to guide their children in right direction for better and fair life so they had to concentrate more on their character-building and teach them simple life according to the teachings of Islam and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). They laid stressed on the need for the introduction of accountability culture in society. On the occasion, the IUB Dramatic Club presented a special show to highlight the affects of corruption.

Doctors' 'negligence' takes life: A 12-year-old boy died as a row erupted between doctors and the district administration at the District Headquarters Hospital of Gujranwala. Against the doctors' negligence, the heirs of the victim protested and demanded a serious action against the doctors.

Abdul Rasheed of Gakhar fell from the rooftop and brought to the DHQ Hospital's Trauma Centre. Unfortunately, there was no doctor available there at that time and besides repeated calls no one came to rescue the boy. After about half an hour, Abdullah succumbed to injuries because of the doctors' negligence. Father of the victim Abdul Rauf and other family members protested and also demanded registration of a criminal case against them.

are in row of wages these days and a scuffle has been reported before the demise of boy.