ISLAMABAD, OCT 31, 2017: Ms. Ann Calvaresi Barr, Inspector General, USAID led by delegation called Honourable Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB at NAB Headquarters. Mr. Imtiaz Tajwar, Deputy Chairman NAB also attended the meeting. The meeting held in a very cordial atmosphere in which matters of mutual interest including assistance of NAB in Rafi Peer Theater case and thanked NAB for prompt assistance and cooperation.
Chairman, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice Javed Iqbal sought USAID assistance in further improving the capacity of NABís Investigation Officers and Prosecutors on modern lines. The Investigation Officers and Prosecutors of NAB are being provided training, keeping in view of modern requirements and in this regard United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), National Crime Agency (NAC) of United Kingdom (UK) and Australian Federal Police are assisting NAB in this regard.
The Chairman NAB said that NAB is taking concrete steps against corruption and added the Bureau has already established its Forensic Science laboratory to conduct inquiries and investigations on scientific and modern lines. He said that white color crime; money laundering and mega corruption cases are being probed on merit and in a transparent manner.
Justice Javed said all resources would be utilized to finalize cases in ten (10) months. He said that present management of NAB would not keep pending all inquiries/Investigation in files rather investigations and inquiries of mega corruption cases would be conducted on merit and based on evidences.
Ms. Ann Calvaresi Barr, Inspector General, USAID lauded the performance of NAB under the able leadership of Justice Javed Iqbal and expressed the hope that mutual cooperation between NAB and USAID would be further strengthened.