Justice Javed reviews NAB performance

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau Justice (R) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday said that NAB’s main focus is on mega corruption cases, cases of cheating public at large, housing societies/cooperative societies, fraudulent financial companies, bank frauds, willful bank loan defaults, misuse of authority, money laundering and embezzlement of state funds etc.

“Since NAB’s operational methodology comprises of complaint verification, inquiry and investigation and finally to a reference in the Accountability Court and it has rationalised its workload and timelines have been prescribed for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases,” he said while leading a meeting to review performance of NAB at NAB Headquarters on Wednesday.

The chairman NAB said a new system of Combine Investigation Team (CIT) system has been put in place on the basis of best practices in order to benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers. “This is not only lending quality to the work but also ensuring that no single individual can influence the official proceedings of NAB,” he said.

He said NAB has established its own state of the art Forensic Science Lab (FSL) in NAB Rawalpindi which has facilities of digital forensics, questioned documents and fingerprint analysis. He said that NAB on bilateral cooperation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China to streamline and structure and cooperation in the fields of anti-corruption.

In the context of CPEC, he said this cooperation will further boost confidence in projects undertaken in Pakistan. He said an effective accountability mechanism is quintessential for economic growth, investment and stability of social order.

“The intervention by NAB has acted as a catalyst, as transparency is a prerequisite for promoting investment and economic growth,” he said.

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