Taking mega corruption cases to logical end: Nab chief

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Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) former Justice Javed Iqbal said the NAB is determined to take the mega corruption cases to logical conclusion as per law as corruption is the root cause of all evils plaguing the country.

He said this while chairing a meeting to review monthly performance of prosecution, operation and awareness and prevention divisions of NAB at NAB Headquarters, says a press release issued here on Monday. He said the present management of NAB had developed a monitoring and evaluation system (MES) to monitor the performance of NAB, headquarters and all regional bureaus of NAB on regular basis in order to plug loopholes if any. The MES system not only helped in increasing operational, prosecution and monitoring and evaluation abilities of NAB. The main features of this system are to register complaints, scrutinize, inquiry, investigation and other details of cases and also preserve the details about NAB cases.

He said MES system is capable of analysing quality and quantity of cases. NAB has fixed time frame of 10 months to conclude complaint verification, inquiry, investigation and filing of corruption references in accountability courts. Taking benefit of collective wisdom of senior supervisory staff, NAB has devised the system of collective investigation. The positive results of collective investigation system have started pouring in.

Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal said that NAB’s policy of making corruption free Pakistan through enhancing awareness, prevention and implementing law across the country. NAB has mandate to devise policy of awareness, prevention and implementing law under section 33 of NAB Ordinance 1999 in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations, media, civil society, especially with the students of universities and colleges about ill affects of corruption. NAB’s policy of awareness and prevention is being highlighted by media wing of NAB through print, electronic and social media free of charge. This has been lauded by all segments of society.

He said NAB had established 60 Prevention Committees across the country to identify and help in resolving the people’s issues and shortcoming in collaboration with respective govt departments-PR

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