NAB chief asks directors to give priority to mega graft cases

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau Justice (R) Javed Iqbal Monday directed all the Directors General of the NAB to give priority to all mega corruption white collar crime cases according to merit in accordance with law.

The direction was given while chairing monthly meeting of NAB Regional Bureaus to review their performance at NAB Headquarters. The meeting reviewed the performance of all Regional Bureaus and NAB Headquarters, including Operation and Prosecution Divisions of NAB in detail in order to further improve the performance and efficiency of NAB.

The NAB chairman directed all NAB’s investigation officers to strictly follow the code of conduct, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and NAO in discharge of their duties and conduct complaint verifications, inquiries and investigation absolutely on merit on the basis of court worthy solid evidence as per law.

The NAB chairman directed all Regional Bureaus of NAB to double their efforts in eradication of corruption from Pakistan and to recover looted money from corrupt as NAB is determined to make Pakistan corruption free.

NAB Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal said that NAB has been rejuvenated and introduced concept of “Combined Investigation Team” (CIT) which is lending quality. He said that corruption is major hurdle in the prosperity and development of the country and the NAB is absolutely committed to eradicate corruption with iron hands across the board by using all its resources.

He said that NAB due to its effective national anti-corruption strategy by adopting “Accountability for All Policy” for eradication of corruption has started yielding excellent results. He said the operational methodology of NAB for processing of all corruption cases from complaint verification, inquiry and investigation have also been reviewed and NAB is geared up to arrest corrupt elements, proclaimed offenders and absconders so that they should be brought to justice as per law.

He said that NAB with improved infrastructure and rationalised workload, timelines have been prescribed for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of case from complaint verification-to-inquiry-to investigation and finally to a reference in Accountability Court.

He said that youth is the future of Pakistan; therefore, NAB will continue its policy to give special emphases on involving youth in order to aware them about the ill effects of corruption from an early age so that they may hate corruption in all its forms in future.

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