MoU signed on fighting corruption through mosques
KABUL (Pajhwok): A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday between the anti-corruption department and the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs on creating awareness among the people about corruption through mosques.
The document was signed between Ghulam Hussain Fakhri, head of the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) and Daei-ul-Haq Abid, the deputy hajj and religious affairs minister.
Fakhri, after signing the MoU, said: “Fighting corruption is not the job of one or two institutes. War and poverty in a society give birth to corruption.”
Calling the anti-corruption fight as difficult and time-consuming, he said the menace could not be eliminated by releasing decrees and creating parallel offices.
He said all government departments, the private sector and people should join hands against corruption, otherwise it was impossible to eliminate the scourge in the current situation. Fakhri stressed widespread reforms in economic, political and security areas.
About the Transparency International report, he said second hand information had been used in the report.
He called ulema’s role in the campaign against corruption as important and said they could widen people’s awareness and prevent corruption.
He said religious scholars could help sensitise people against corruption with their logic and Sharia instructions.
“Public awareness against corruption is the most important part of HOOAC strategy to deal with corruption and the Ministry of Hajj and Religious affairs can help the office in this regard,” he said.
Daei-ul-Haq Abid said no one remained safe from negative effects of corruption and there was a need for a national movement against the phenomenon.
Calling corruption against Sharia, he asked the government and the people to jointly act against the phenomenon.
Abid said people across the country would be made aware of the bad consequences of corruption through mosques under the MoU.
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