Islamabad, April 06, 2017: Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB has said that NAB believes in “Zero corruption, 100% Development”. NAB is a complaint driven organization. NAB has operational methodology comprising of three stages for proceeding of cases complaint verification, inquiry and investigation. He said that NAB received 40 thousands complaints in Rs. 22 Billion Modarba Case. Besides Modarba Case, the figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of 2016 to 2017. He said this while chairing a meeting to review progress of NAB at NAB headquarters.
He said that it is encouraging for NAB that the Planning Commission of Pakistan for the first time has made Anti-Corruption part of development agenda in Pakistan in the context of Governance and included a chapter devoted to issues of corruption in the 11th five year plan in order to achieve the goals set in the 11th five years plan for eradication of corruption. NAB officers to double their efforts for eradication of corruption by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy across the board.
He said that PILDAT in its report supports the position stated above as 42% people trusted NAB against 30 % for police and 29 % for government officials. The recent report of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has improved 9 points. Pakistan has role model for SAARC countries in eradication of corruption and made first Chairman of SAARC countries Anti-Corruption Forum which is a great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB's efforts. The World Economic Forum and Mishal Pakistan according to Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum rated Pakistan from 126 to 122.
He said that starting with the year 2014 which can be called basically a year of re-invigoration of NAB, we have 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.
He said that an effective accountability mechanism is quintessential for economic growth, investment and stability of social order. The intervention by NAB has acted as a catalyst, as transparency is a prerequisite for promoting investment and economic growth. He said that youth is our asset and future of Pakistan. NAB has laid special emphases on youth. More than 42 thousands Character Building Societies (CBS) have been set up in Universities and Colleges. This initiative of NAB has proved very successful in order to aware students about the ill effects of corruption. More and more Universities/Colleges are joining hands with NAB in its country wide campaign against corruption. NAB has decided to establish at least 50 thousands CBS thorough the country during 2017.
He said that NAB has started serious efforts to combat corruption with the realization that eradication of corruption is our national duty and it would result in common well and that we all are together in eradication of corruption. He said that NAB is determined to corruption free Pakistan with “Zero corruption, 100% Development” and directed all officers of NAB to adopt and demonstrate absolute fairness and transparency in discharge of their national duties.