SIALKOT-The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) said that the Punjab government would soon promulgate new laws to improve its performance through capacity building.
Talking to newsmen at Anwar Club Auditorium Sialkot after holding an open court, he said that there was a dire need of introducing new laws for ensuring its effectiveness. He said that all the official work on ACE laws had already been completed and the laws would be promulgated probably before the end of current year.
He said that the new laws would definitely be helpful in increasing the performance of the ACE across Punjab, its capacity building, public trust building, promoting ACE effectiveness and minimising the prolonged pending inquiries and cases with ACE.
He said that the government was putting ACE on modern lines with a sole aim to uproot corruption from the government departments and ensuring early justice to the people by using the advanced technology. He said that the ACE had also started taking suo-motu notice of corruption in government departments across Punjab and it was a very big step taken by the Punjab government to eliminate corruption.
He said it would pave the way for corruption eradication from the government departments. He said the step would also rebuild the trust of the people on the ACE regarding elimination of corruption. He said that training has been started for the junior and senior officials of the ACE separately across Punjab. He said that the training would enhance their performance through their capacity building.
He said that active cooperation of people and media was vital for weeding out corruption from the government departments, adding that all the government employees and officials found involved directly or indirectly in corruption would be brought to book.
He said that the ACE has also adopted a policy to appreciate the performance of the honest government employees and encouraging them at every level for their good performance. He said that the ACE has started working to expose black sheep in it and they would be brought to book. Earlier, he held an open court in Anwar Club Auditorium, and listened to the public complaints against various government departments and issued orders on various applications.
ACE Regional Director Fareed Ahmed, Deputy Director Waseem Akhtar, Deputy Commissioner Sialkot Dr Farrukh Naveed, ADCG Meesam Abbas, senior police officials and the district heads of various departments were also present.