ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2017: Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman has said that NAB is committed to work with absolute professionalism, transparently and on merit for a corruption free Pakistan. NAB officers to double their efforts in eradication of corruption with the realization that eradication of corruption is our national duty. He said these remarks while chairing a meeting to review progress of NAB at NAB headquarter.
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 the figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of 2015 to 2016. The comparative figures for the latest three years are indicative of the hard work being put in by all ranks of NAB staff in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where fight against corruption is being taken as a national duty.
The Chairman said that NAB has established Forensic Science Lab (FSL) in NAB and timelines have been prescribed for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases putting a maximum limit of 10 months. 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. This system will not only lend quality to the work but also ensure that no single individual can influence the proceedings. He said that concept of CIT has proved very successful in order to improve quality of inquiry and investigations and benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior officers.
The Chairman NAB said that NAB is role model for SAARC Countries. Pakistan is first Chairman of SAARC Anti-Corruption forum in order to have collaborative efforts for eradication of corruption on the basis of best practices. NAB has signed MOU with China in order to eradicate corruption. Under this MOU, Pakistan and China will oversee and ensure transparency in Pakistan China Economic Corridor Projects.
The Chairman NAB said that NAB has devised Quantified Grading System (PQGS) to review and evaluate the performance of all NAB Regional Bureaus in order to know about their strengths and weaknesses.
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 that all regional bureaus of NAB to constitute Prevention Committees in different departments in consultation with concerned departments so that NAB may identify/ 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 for further effective working of Provincial Departments