Officers To Double Their Efforts To Eradicate Corruption: NAB Chairman

Daily Times

Logical conclusion of mega corruption cases is the top most priority of NAB. NAB officers to double their efforts in eradication of corruption which is our national duty. This was stated by Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB while chairing a meeting to review operational methodology of NAB at NAB Headquarters. He said that NAB’s effective Anti-Corruption Strategy by adopting “Accountability for All” Policy as per law is yielding excellent results. He said that 59 percent people have shown confidence upon NAB as per report of Gillani and Gallop Survey. He said that the figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the figures of same period of 2019. The comparative figures for the last 23 months are also indicative of NAB’s excellent performance of NAB. He said that NAB has filed 600 corruption references in respected Accountability Courts during the tenure of present leadership of NAB and recovered Rs. 71 Billion which is a record performance. Besides 1210 corruption references of Rs 900 billion are already under trial in the respected Accountability Courts.

He said that NAB has perfected its procedures, besides prescribing timeline of 10 months for efficient, effective and disposal of cases from complaint verification-to-inquiry-to-investigation and finally to a reference in the Accountability Court as per law. He said that NAB has introduced a new concept of Combine Investigation Team (CIT) in order to benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers, a system of CIT comprising of Director, Additional Director, Investigation Officer and a Senior Legal Counsel has been put in place. 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 that NAB has signed MOU with China to oversee CPEC projects being conducted in Pakistan. He said that youth is our future; NAB has signed MOU with Higher Education Commission in order to aware youth about the ill effects of corruption at an early age. More than 50 thousands Character Building Societies have been established in colleges and universities of the country. He said that Transparency International (TI), PILDAT, Mishal, and World Economic forum have appreciated NAB’s efforts in eradication of corruption.

He said that NAB has devised a comprehensive Quantified Grading System in order to further improve the performance of NAB Headquarter and all Regional Bureaus. Under Quantified Grading System, NAB Headquarter and Regional Bureau’s are being evaluated on Midterm and Annual basis at a given criteria which has proved very successful and the performance of NAB’s Regional Bureaus is being increased day by day due to regular monitoring and inspection. He said that NAB has signed MOU with China to oversee CPEC projects being conducted in Pakistan. He said that youth is our future; NAB has signed MOU with Higher Education Commission in order to aware youth about the ill effects of corruption at an early age. More than 50 thousands Character Building Societies have been established in colleges and universities of the country. The Chairman NAB directed all DGs of NAB to conduct all complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations as per law within the prescribed time frame so that all mega corruption cases should be brought to their logical conclusion as per law.

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