Corruption subside merit and deprives deserving persons of their it's due right

Corruption subside merit and deprives deserving persons of their it’s due right


Islamabad, May 21, 2017 (PPI-OT): Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that the initiatives taken by the present management of NAB has started yielding very good result as today NAB’s conviction ratio is respective Accountability Courts is about 76 percent which is a remarkable achievement in investigation of White Collar Crimes in the world. He said today NAB has rejuvenated to eradicate corruption in all its forms and manifestations. He said corruption is mother of all evils.

NAB is committed to root out corruption with iron hands by using all its resources. NAB has adopted Zero Tolerance Policy across the board as Corruption is one of the major hurdle in the progress and prosperity of Pakistan which subsides merit and depriving deserving persons of its due right. He said that Corruption is not only an obstacle in way to economic development but also causes delays in development projects because money earned from corruption and corrupt practices concentrates in a few hands.

He said that the hard work being put in by NAB officers is commendable. Nation has proud upon you as during the last 3 years, NAB recovered Rs. 45/- billion which is a record achievement. The figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of 2014, 2015 to 2016. The comparative figures for the latest three years are indicative of the hard work and commitment of all ranks of NAB staff in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where fight against corruption is being taken as a national duty. Increase in the number of complaints also reflects enhanced public trusted in the NAB.

He said that during the regime of present management, NAB has moved with new zeal and effort. Through detailed introspection and analysis of organizational weaknesses, overhaul of procedures and business processes, all pillars of the organization i.e. Operations, Prosecution, Human Resource Development and Awareness and Prevention have been reactivated. Due to this reason, the performance of NAB is being appreciated by all reputed national and international independent organization which given more courage and devotion to NAB officer to perform their national duty by doubling their efforts.

He said that the quality of inquiry and investigation of NAB has been improved due to establishment of NAB’s first Forensic Science Lab (FSL) in Islamabad which has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint Analysis.

To create Awareness against the ill effects of corruption among the youth of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Over 45, 000 Character Building Societies (CBSs) have been established with the help of NAB and HEC in the country in universities/colleges and schools to create awareness against corruption as youths are considered a vanguard in this fight. We have set target for 2017 that the number of Character Building Societies (CBS) should reach at least at 50 thousands in order to aware students about the ill effects of corruption so that more and more students/youth should be involved in NAB’s nationwide campaign in order to aware student/youth at an early age.

He said that the present management initiated a dialogue of the anti-corruption authorities of the SAARC countries with a proposal to set up a SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum. NAB hosted the first meeting of its kind in Islamabad where the heads of SAARC anti-corruption authorities agreed to the creation of the proposed SAARC anti-corruption Forum. This was a reorganization of NAB’s excellent work during the tenure of present management.

He said that Pakistan’s Apex Anti Corruption Agency, NAB is the only Organization in the world with whom China has signed a MoU to streamline our cooperation in the field of anti-corruption and oversee projects to be undertaken under CEPC. He said that signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Pakistan and China is specially significant in the backdrop of increasing economic and trade cooperation between Pakistan and China with the resolve by both the Governments to work in a fair, impartial and corruption free environment in order to share their experiences to eradicate corruption.

He said that NAB has established Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) and had initiated disciplinary proceedings against 83 officers / officials of NAB during the last two and half years, out of which 61 cases have been finalized with 23 major penalties, 34 minor penalties and 4 exonerated. He said that NAB is committed to eradicate corruption from Pakistan. NAB hopes that joint efforts of all stakeholders can collaborate to check corruption before happening with the help of all stakeholders.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
Attaturk Avenue G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
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