Islamabad, April 29, 2017: NAB is committed to root out corruption at any cost as corruption is root cause of all evils. NAB during the period of present management almost three years has initiated various initiatives inkling establishment of three new Regional Offices of NAB at Multan, Sukkur and Gilgit Baltistan. He said that NAB has been rejuvenated in nabbing corrupts and recovered looted money and deposit in national exchequer. He said that NAB in the tenure of present management, not only chalked out a comprehensive and proactive strategy National Anti-Corruption Strategy of Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement in order to root out corruption from the country and make all the public and private institutions to serve the general public on merit, having no complaint of Ďbribe or greedí against them from the public. He said these remarks while chairing a meeting review latest working of all wings of NAB at NAB Headquarter.
He said that NABís prime focus is on cases of cheating public at large by fraudulent financial companies, bank frauds, willful bank loan defaults, misuse of authority and embezzlement of state funds by Government servants etc. He said that 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 NABís operational methodology has been reviewed and has rationalized its workload and timelines have been prescribed for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases putting a maximum limit of 10 months - from complaint verification-to-inquiry-to-investigation and finally to a reference in the Accountability Court. NAB has also introduced a new System of Combine Investigation Team (CIT) in order to benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers, a system of Combined Investigation Team comprising of Director, Additional Director, Investigation Officer and a Senior Legal Counsel has been put in place. He said that NAB has established state of the Art Forensic Science LAB in NAB Rawalpindi which has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint Analysis.
He said that NAB has undertaken a number of strategic initiatives aimed at rejuvenation of the organization. The Organogram was revisited to transform NAB into an efficient and responsive organization. NAB has devised a Quantifiable Grading System (QGS) to monitor the performance of all Regions of NAB on annual basis. From 2015, under Quantifiable Grading System (QGS) NAB is monitoring the performance of all regional NABís and NAB headquarter on annual basis in order to know the strengths and weaknesses of NAB regional Bureaus. NAB has also introduced Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) System. Till todate out of 84 officers/officials, 23 officers have been imposed major penalty which is removal from service and 34 have been received minor penalties. This is a record that any organization has initiated Accountability Process within its organization at its own. He said that NAB has developed an effective Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) catering the needs of all concerned having salient features of maintenance of data at each stage including complaint entry, complaint verification, inquiry, investigation, prosecution stage and record preservation of Regional Board Meetings and Executive Board Meetings including case brief, decisions made and list of participants attended the meeting with time & date and setting up of an effective Monitoring and Evaluation System and ability to analyze data in qualitative and quantitative form having warnings and alarms system for violators.
He said that in order to identify loopholes, suggest ways and means to plug loopholes and measures for improvement/strengthening regulatory mechanism of Federal and Provincial Governments for transparency, meritocracy, fair play and compliance of relevant laws / rules, NAB has constituted prevention committees on Capital Development Authority (CDA), Ministry of Religious Affairs, Agriculture and National Food security, National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Prevention Committee on FBR, Prevention Committee on PID and Prevention Committees constituted in Provinces relating to Health, Education, Revenue and Housing, Cooperatives etc. NABís Prevention Committee on Ministry of Religious Affairs has forwarded its recommendations to Ministry of Religious Affairs which were considered by Ministry of Religious Affairs very aggressively in order to provide better facilities to Hajis and to address problems of Hajis. Due to this reason, arrangements made by Ministry of Religious Affairs during 2016 were appreciated by all Hajis. He emphasized NAB KP to constitute Prevention Committees in different departments in consultation with concerned departments so that NAB may know and suggest recommendations for further effective working of Provincial Departments.