NAB’s performance lauded by SAARC countries, says Javed Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday chaired a meeting to review latest progress on the implementation status of the decisions and measures taken by the present leadership of NAB at NAB Headquarters.
While chairing the meeting, Javed Iqbal said that NAB is absolutely determined to eradicate corruption with iron hands in order to make Pakistan corruption free and the authority’s “Accountability for All” Anti-Corruption Strategy has started yielding excellent dividends.
He said that NAB with improved infrastructure and rationalized workload, has prescribed efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of white collar crimes cases putting a maximum limit of 10 months which is a record as compare to other Anti-Corruption Organizations.
The NAB chief said that the anti-graft authority has established state of the art forensic science lAB in Islamabad which has facilities of digital forensics, questioned documents and fingerprint analysis.
He said that NAB is considered role model for entire SAARC countries. Owing to outstanding performance of NAB, Pakistan’s corruption perception Index (CPI) has been decreased from 175 position to 116.
“Pakistan is the only country whose corruption perception index is persistently on declining trend. The performance of NAB has been lauded by SAARC countries. NAB had been unanimously elected as chairman of SAARC Anti Corruption Forum which is the great achievement of Pakistan due to NAB’s efforts,” said Javed Iqbal.
The NAB Chairman said that Pakistan and China have signed a memorandum of understanding for eradication of corruption for ensuring transparency in CPEC projects.
“NAB has established its own indigenous and effective Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) catering the needs of all concerned having salient features of maintenance of data at each stage including complaint entry, complaint verification, inquiry, investigation, prosecution stage and record preservation of Regional Board Meetings and Executive Board Meetings including case brief,” said Javed Iqbal.
The NAB Chairman said that Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System has proved very successful in order to analyze data in qualitative and quantitative form having warnings and alarms system for violators.
He directed NAB officers to conduct complaint verifications, Inquiries and Investigations and strictly follow law and rules on merit as NAB is absolutely determined to make Pakistan corruption free.

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