ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan has announced to launch anti-corruption campaign from April 2011 in all government departments to sensitise and raise awareness in order to address the menace of corruption and eradicate it from the country. He was addressing a first ever meeting, held on this issue, in his Ministry on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, says a press release issued here on Thursday. The Minister emphasised the need of discipline and efficiency for effective role of government employees and strengthening of institutions in the country. He said that rooting out corruption from country was essential for restoration of peoples trust on institutions. The Minister reiterated on the International Anti-corruption Day, I want to convey this message to bureaucracy, being a part and parcel of service of Pakistan they should perform their duties with honesty and dedication beyond any affiliation to any political party or any caste or creed. He said that people of Pakistan were paying their salaries in the form of taxes and in return government employees should serve the public with honesty. He said that discipline was not possible without accountability and the government officials should obey rules in their true spirit. He said that elected representatives and bureaucrats must fulfil their responsibilities beyond self-interest and should follow rules, laws and constitution. The Minister said, we will fully strengthen our judiciary and judicial system to curb unlawful practices and corruption. He emphasised the need to follow PPRA rules in letter and spirit in order to bring transparency and ending corruption. He said that proper legislation should be done in order to increase the role of anti-corruption courts. He asked the Ministry to present a report by January for increasing the number of anti-corruption courts and for amendments required in this regard. He also stressed the need to correct any lacunas in laws, which hinder effective implementation of rules pertaining to ending corruption. He said that during awareness raising campaign for eradicating corruption, the relevant service rules would be dispatched to all departments. He said that people of Pakistan should trust their institutions and their credibility could only be established when there was transparency and end of corrupt practices. He said that we would fight against this menace of corruption and strived utmost for restoring peoples confidence in institutions. He said that the democratic government would play its role effectively and drainage of national resources would not be allowed. He said that end of corruption was pre-requisite for restoring peoples trust in the institutions and progress of country.