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001 NAB Annual Report 2017
002 NAB Code of Conduct and Ethics
003 National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 (XVIII of 1999) [modified upto March 2010]

Ordinance Summary


National Anti-Corruption Strategy


NAB Public Awareness Initiative - Dhani Bux Movie




 NAB Quarterly UPDATE

  NAB Update Jan - Mar 2018





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Fact Sheets
001 Cheating Public-at-Large by depriving number of persons of their amount deposited for hajj by Abdul Aqeel, Owner of Aqeel Travel & Tours, Nowshera Cantt.
002 Cheating Public-at-Large by Directors / Owners of Forex Co. M/S Perenials International
003 Post Office Pension Scam
004 Recovery of embezzled amount from officers of BEST NGO
005 Recovery of embezzled amount from officials of Cordaid NGO
006 Fazalullah siddiqui sentenced for 5 years of R.I. and fine of Rs. 6.0 million
007 Javed Iqbal Abbassi, Ex-Senator and Chairman District Council Abbottabad sentenced to 5 years of R.I. and a fine of Rs. 21.52 Millions
008 Ch. Muhammad Munawar, Ex-chairman NDFC sentenced to 6 years of R.I. in two references and fine of Rs. 10 Millions each in both cases
009 Shahnawaz ex-Patwari in Kalat convicted to 5 years of R.I. and a fine of Rs. 11.508 millions

Ali Hasan Shahwani, Hafeez ur Rehman (Ex-Secretaries Workers Welfare Board and Labour Department Balochistan) alongwith co-accused Muhammad Ashfaq convicted to 3 years R.I., 2 years R.I. and 1 year of R.I. fines of Rs. 2.5 millions, 1.5 millions & 0.4 million respectively


Abdul Hamid khan, Member Board of Revenue, KPK sentenced to 10 years R.I. & fined Rs. 45.45 millions

012 Rauf b. Qadri sentenced to 34 years of R.I. and fine of Rs. 34.745 millions along with disqualification in five different corruption references
013 Ghazi Brotha Hydral Power Project – a National Development Project – falls prey to organized financial crime wrought by Govt officials in collusion with land mafia causing a loss of Rs. 4 billions to national exchequer
014 Muhammad Zaman, Ex-Director, Agriculture Rawalpindi sentenced to 5 years of R.I. and a fine of Rs. 5 lacs along with forfeiture of ill-gotten property worth Rs. 10 millions
015 Former Chief of Pakistan Navy surrenders US $ 7.5 millions accepted as commissions and kickbacks in defence deals
016 DFO Noor ul Haq of Forest Deptt. accumulates huge property through illegal means
017 Public representative maneuvers state resources for personal assets multiplication and finally faces conviction Ch Sher Ali, Ex-MNA and Mayor M.C. Faisalabad sentenced to 5 years of R.I. with fine of Rs. 100 millions on charges of corruption and accumulation of assets
018 Custodian of public affairs faces jail for his wrongdoings and accumulation of assets through misuse of power as Provincial Minister Habib-ur-Rehman Tanoli Ex-Provincial Minister, KPK sentenced to 7 years of R.I.  & fine of Rs. 50 millions with forfeiture of relevant portion of property




Q.1 Is NAB selective in its work?

Ans. Bureau works in accordance with prevailing law and regulations.


Q.2 What is the role of NAB as specified in the law?

Ans. NAB is entrusted with the task of eliminating corruption through a comprehensive approach of Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement.


Q.3 What crimes can be prosecuted under the purview of NAB?

Ans. Corruption and corrupt practices, misuse and abuse of authority, Assets beyond known sources of income as specified in the NAO 1999. NAB's role is only limited to investigation and prosecution of cases in the courts.


Q.4 Does NAB target political opponents?

Ans. Alleging NAB for preferential treatment or favouritism and its use as a political expedient by the Government does not bear the testimony to facts. Bureau cannot restrict anyone from taking part in the political activities till the time the case is under investigation or prosecution in court.


Q.5 Is NAB an independent organization?

Ans. NAB is as independent as any other constitutional body in the country. It is rather more independent of political pressures as it is only answerable to the President of Pakistan which is an apolitical institution.


Q.6 Whom does the Chairman NAB report to?

Ans. Chairman NAB being head of an Autonomous Institution reports to none. The provisions of NAO, does not lay down any reporting system except the Annual Performance Report, which is mandatory to be presented to the President of Pakistan by 30th March, every year, regulates the investigation and prosecution process in the NAB.


Q.7 Is there across the board accountability by NAB?

Ans. The National Accountability Bureau follows a policy of fair, impartial and across the board accountability. Cases are inquired/investigated by NAB on pure merit and do not bear any special preferences or prejudices of political victimization against any individual.


Q.8 People had high hopes about NAB but NAB has not delivered?

Ans. The impression is not true. The aim of the Organization is to be an effective and transparent anticorruption agency in order to meet the challenges of the future.


Q.9 Is NAB on a downhill road?

Ans. The impression is not true. It is striving for its goal as part of national duty.


Q.10 Why are the serving armed forces personnel exempt from the accountability process?

Ans. The armed forces have their own accountability process, which provides for strict action against cases of corruption. Moreover, the NAO does not provide for accountability of serving armed forces personnel.


Q.11 The civil society and the jurists have certain serious reservations about the NAO?

Ans. There is no denying the fact that there were reservations but as a result of Mr. Asfandyar Wali case, the Supreme Court examined the NAO and directed necessary amendments. NAO is adopted by the Parliament as an enactment through the 17 amendment. Now that the ordinance has passed through legal process of evolution, it is admitted as suitable law for the purpose it is designed.


Q.12. Why is the judiciary exempt from the NAB ambit?

Ans. There is Supreme Judicial Council, which decides allegations and misconduct cases in judiciary. Moreover, bringing the judiciary under an administrative action will amount to compromising its independence.


Q.13. Plea bargain is being taken as NABs discretionary authority to be selective?

Ans. There is a misconception about the 'Plea-Bargain'. The concept has been borrowed from the American Criminal Practice Code where Attorney General is vested with discretion of prosecution and even dropping of charge / charges. However with reference to NAO, the Plea Bargain option is exercised by the accused at his own accord. It is a plea of guilty in exchange for lesser punishment. Such a person is disqualified from holding public office and obtaining loan from bank. Being deemed to be guilty only sentence of imprisonment is waived. The allegation of discrimination while deciding Plea bargain amount is not true also as this matter is decided by plea bargain committee comprising of banking and legal experts.


Q.14 NAB was initially created to catch the 'Big Fish' but it has been unsuccessful?

Ans. Court convictions of large number of high ranking politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen through effective investigation and prosecution of bureau has no parallel in the anticorruption history of Pakistan. Nearly in all cases, the Big Fish were prosecuted.


Q.15 Is there any internal accountability system in NAB?

Ans. Yes, there is an efficient vigilance wing maintaining strict over watch on officials working within the organization.


Q.16 The standard of investigation in NAB is not up to the desired level?

Ans. The investigation of corruption cases at times didn't measure up to the new techniques in crime. Therefore, capacity building training exercises are being regularly conducted at bureau to improve and enhance the expertise of officers of NAB.


Q.17 Are Accountability Courts working under NAB?

Ans. No. Accountability Courts are working under the administrative and operational control of High Courts and independently of NAB.


Q.18 How does NAB interface with other anti-corruption agencies abroad?

Ans. It coordinates and cooperates with the international agencies in the cause of eradicating corruption. Training, extradition, assets investigation, freezing of Assets / Accounts are some of the key areas of mutual cooperation. Since there is a flight of capital in corruption to foreign destinations interaction with agencies abroad is necessary.


Q.19 Can NAB take on the challenges of an effective anticorruption agency of Pakistan?

Ans. NAB is a modern, dynamic anticorruption agency. With capacity building, and continued public support it will take any challenge to combat corruption.


Q.20 What is the procedure for initiating a case in NAB?

Ans. A genuine complaint to NAB with proof of evidence & allegations and evidence starts the three-tier process of inquiry, investigation and prosecution.


Q.21 Where does NAB go from here, how do you see the future of this organization?

Ans. The future of the Bureau depends on performance of the Bureau and the support of the political leadership. With steady growth in performance, it will emerge as a potent anti-corruption agency in the Region.


Q.22 Should NAB be focusing more on enforcement rather than awareness?

Ans. Both are of equal significance.


Q.23 Prevention is the cornerstone of the National Anticorruption Strategy. Is NAB interacting with the public sector to educate them?

Ans. NACS is an effective forum for interaction with public sector. It has performed the assigned role quite/effectively.


Q.24 Is there any political cell in NAB?

Ans. No such cell exists.





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