SWABI: The students’ society of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology on Friday launched a weeklong awareness campaign against the menace of corruption in the society.

It is being organised and run by the Character Building Society (CBS) and students of various professional societies of the institute. Besides, different disciplines would also be involved in the numerous activities, upholding the directive of Higher Education Commission in this regard.

The basic objective of the campaign is to educate GIK Institute students and create awareness among them about the impact of corruption on the society and economic progress and prosperity of the country.

Rayyan Zahid, president of CBS, said they had planned various activities during the campaign. “Our focus is youth who are the future builders,” he added.

The organisers said the planned activities included ‘I stand against corruption’ campaign in which students, faculty and staff members would pledge to work with complete determination against corruption; an essay writing competition, a declamation contest, an anti-corruption poster competition, a self-awareness art installation and an anti-corruption walk of solidarity.

They said the rampant corruption was one of the biggest threats to the economic progress of the country. “We should make collective and coordinated efforts to eliminate corruption and corrupt practices from our society and achieve objective of economic prosperous and political stability,” said Mr Zahid.

GAS PROJECT INAUGURATED: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar on Friday inaugurated a project to provide natural gas to Kunda village and its suburbs.

On the occasion, he said in light of the Peshawar High Court’s verdict Kunda and numerous other areas in NA-13, Swabi-II would get the gas facility.

He said various localities in the constituency had already received pipes and other required equipment for provision of gas.

The SNGPL has to ensure that all the villages get the facility as soon as possible as the provincial government has provided the required funds in this respect, he directed.

Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2017

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