Dr Khurshid A Babar, Global Peace, Canada, has appreciated and paid salute of overseas Pakistanis to NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal over his excellent work for eradication of corruption and catching the big fishes as per law.
It is important to note here that reputed national and international organizations like Transparency International Pakistan, World Economic Forum, PILDAT, Mishal Pakistan and as per survey of Gillani and Gallop, 59 percent people have shown trust upon NAB. The watchdog, under the leadership of Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, has rejuvenated in order to come up to the expectations of the nation vis-a-vis a corruption-free Pakistan. As far as performance is concerned, the NAB has chalked out an effective anti-corruption strategy in order to nab corrupt elements and recover looted money. During the last 28 months, the NAB recovered about Rs 178 billion directly and indirectly and deposited in the national exchequer, which is a remarkable achievement.
NAB is the focal organization of Pakistan under United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The convention was ratified by the government of Pakistan. Pakistan is the only country which has signed an MoU with China through NAB to oversee ongoing projects under CPEC. Due to the efforts of NAB, Pakistan has become the first head of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) Anti-Corruption Forum. The NAB has introduced combined investigation team (CIT) system in order to benefit from collective wisdom.
The NAB has established its own forensic science laboratory in order to have forensic analysis of finger prints, documents reading and digital forensic to save time and to ensure secrecy as well as to improve the quality of investigation. The NAB has established its own Pakistan Anti-Corruption Academy to provide state of the art training facilities to its investigation officers and prosecutors on modern lines. The NAB’s prosecution division is vigorously pursuing the corruption cases in the respected courts as per law and our overall conviction ratio at the respected accountability courts is about 70 percent. The NAB is a people friendly institution which always ensures protecting self-esteem of all persons visiting its offices.