ISLAMABAD, June 30, 2017: Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudry, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review the performance of Operation Division of NAB at NAB Headquarter.
While addressing the meeting, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudry, Chairman NAB said that corruption is root cause of all evils. Eradication of corruption and recover looted money is the top priority of NAB so that recovered money deposited in the national exchequer. NAB officers/officials do not receive any money from the looted money. NAB deposit all money in the national exchequer as NAB Officers performing their duty with the realization that eradication of corruption is the top priority of NAB by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy across the board. He said that the year 2014 was the year of re-invigoration of NAB.
The present management of NAB initiated the process of putting NAB back on rails. He said after a thorough and comprehensive analysis of deficiencies in the structure and operations of the organization, a reform and restructuring program was put in place which has not only entrusted a new lease of life for the organization but also infused it with a new character; a character marked by Fairness, Objectivity, Professionalism and Transparency.
He said that the measures taken by present management of NAB such as introduction of Combined Investigation Team (CIT), review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) making them relevant to the current times, clearly defined Job Descriptions, rational time lines for completing inquiries and investigations, capacity building trainings tailored around specific job requirements and rationalization of workload has started showing results. An objective appraisal system – Partly Quantified Grading System – and the Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) has improved quality of the output considerably. He said that the tempo and momentum generated in 2014 has been sustained till todate.
During the meeting, Chairman NAB reviewed performance of NAB Operation Division and status of implementation of the decisions taken in the previous meeting and found that almost all of the decisions were implemented in letter and spirit. Chairman NAB stressed upon the importance of the team work. He said that the Operation Division has been strengthened in order to evolve a strong mechanism for nabbing the corrupt. He said efforts have been made to further improve the performance of NAB officers/officials as NAB officers are now being sent on professional courses and training, thus leading to better efficiency.
The Chairman NAB said that regular review of the performance of Operation Division of NAB will provide an opportunity to further improve their performance and shortcomings if any will be overcome in order to discharge their national duty and future course of action with firm resolve to eradicate corruption.
He said that we have established successfully three new regions at Multan, Sukkur and Gilgit Baltistan. NAB has automated its system and computerized Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) has been introduced in NAB Headquarter and all Regional NAB’s. He said that continuous efforts are being made to make MES System more effective and fool proof in order to further improve the working of NAB in qualitative as well as quantitative terms. He appreciated the performance of NAB's Operation Division and emphases that continued efforts be made to recover looted money from corrupt and deposit in the national exchequer.