Accountability Bureau is Pakistan's apex anti-corruption organization. It is
charged with the responsibility of elimination of corruption through a holistic
approach of awareness, prevention and enforcement. It operates under the
National Accountability Ordinance-1999. With its headquarter at Islamabad,
it has seven regional offices at Karachi, Lahore,
Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Multan and Sukkur. It takes cognizance of all offences falling
within the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO).
For the initial
three years, the focus of its functions was directed only at detection,
investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime. Those prosecuted include
politicians, public service officials and other citizens who were either guilty
of gross abuse of powers, or through corruption had deprived the national
exchequer of millions or resorted to other corrupt practices. In February 2002,
NAB launched the National Anticorruption Strategy (NACS) project. The NACS team
conducted broad based surveys, studied external models of international
anti-corruption agencies and involved local stakeholder. All pillars of National
Integrity System were studied in detail. After identifying the causes of
corruption in each pillar, a comprehensive strategy and a detail action plan was
recommended. Breaking away from traditional enforcement based routines NACS has
recommended a comprehensive process. Relevant amendments have been made in NAO
and now NAB is empowered to undertake prevention and awareness in addition to
its enforcement functions.
Accountability Bureau is to be a credible, effective, efficient and dynamic
anti-corruption organization creating an enabling environment for a corrupt free
Accountability Bureau is to work to eliminate corruption through a comprehensive
approach encompassing prevention, awareness, monitoring and combating.
Accountability Bureau derives its objectives from its approved project document
titled 'National Anti Corruption Strategy' or NACS and defines them as follows:
Setting in motion systemic improvements that will strengthen the national
integrity system and the people against corruption.
The elimination of corruption by engaging all the stakeholders in the fight
against corruption, through a programme, which is holistic, comprehensive
of the NAO
Setting up of a National Accountability Bureau so as to eradicate
corruption and corrupt practices and hold accountable all those persons
accused of such practices and matters.
measures for the detection, investigation and prosecution of cases involving
corruption, corrupt practices, misuse / abuse of powers, misappropriation of
property, kickbacks & commissions and ensuring speedy disposal.
Recovery of the
outstanding amount from those persons who have committed willful default in
repayments to banks, development finance institutions (DFIs), government and
policies and procedures for awareness, prevention, monitoring and combating
corruption in the society.
For better future of our generations.
For implementation of transparency.
speedy accountability drive.
Provide evidence against CORRUPT PUBLIC
Guide us through constructive critique & suggestions.
Provide information regarding money being siphoned abroad and regarding foreign assets of
fugitives and their activities.
What Do You Get In Return
rewarded, if evidence leads to conviction.
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While Passing Information Fill In Following:
Name of the
individual or group involved in corruption. For
example Mr. XYZ or ABC Company or ABC Group of
or position of the individual. For example Chairman
XYZ, Political figure, Civil Bureaucrat Name,
Ministry of XYZ, Director of ABC Group etc.
Official / Business
/ Residential or Hideout.
4. Type of
Type of corruption
indulged in. For example Corruption and corrupt practices, Misuse of
Authority, Bank default and Loan write off.
The known or
suspected assets of the culprit.
a. Evidence Held.
b. Where evidence
is held or can be obtained.
c. Name(s) and addresses of witnesses.
Any thing which is
not covered above.
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