Tracking down killers.
Standing up to corruption.
Fighting for the little guy.
It’s all just part of the job for the five civil servants from across Pakistan who were honored Monday night in Islamabad at Integrity Icon 2019.
The goal of the award ceremony is to ” ‘name and fame’ instead of ‘name and shame,’ ” shining examples of government workers, explains Fayyaz Yaseen of Accountability Lab, a nonprofit group that promotes transparency and accountability.
“When people talk about corruption, they are cynical. This is about finding everyday heroes and to celebrate them,” he adds.
Accountability Lab launched the idea in Nepal back in 2014, and it has since gone global, with Integrity Icon searches in multiple countries on three continents. Pakistan began participating four years ago.
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