Islamabad, August 26, 2017: Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that NAB is committed to make Pakistan corruption free as eradication of corruption is our national duty. He said this after representing Pakistan in International Conference on Anti-Corruption at Vienna, Austria.
He said that Pakistan is considered role model in SAARC due to its effective Anti-Corruption Strategy. He said that during the tenure of the present management of NAB, NAB has perfected its procedures after taking various new initiatives which have started yielding excellent results and we can say that today NAB has rejuvenated in Pakistan to eradicate corruption from the country. He said that NAB officers are working with dedication, professionalism and transparently in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where fight against corruption is being taken as a national duty. He said that Pakistan’s Apex Anti Corruption Agency which is only Organization in the world which has signed MoU with China in order to streamline cooperation in the field of anti-corruption and oversee projects to be undertaken under CEPC in Pakistan.
Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that Corruption is root cause of all the evils. NAB committed to eradicate corruption by using all its resources. NAB has adopted Zero Tolerance Policy across the board as Corruption is one of the major hurdles in the progress and prosperity of Pakistan which subside merit and depriving deserving persons of its due right. He said that ccorruption is not only an obstacle in way to economic development but also causes delays in development projects because money earned from corruption and corrupt practices concentrates in a few hands.
He said NAB’s Awareness and Prevention Campaign was appreciated by all participaremained very successful and NAB’s message “SAY NO TO CORRUPTION” across the country is being carried on all ATM machines of all scheduled Banks carry NAB’s message “Say No to Corruption” across the country. NAB and Higher Education Commission (HEC) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating awareness amongst students of various Universities. Due to this collaboration, 45 thousands Character Building Societies have been established in various Universities/colleges and schools across the country. Similarly, Pakistan Television (PTV), SNGPL, Islamabad Traffic Police, IESCO, LESCO, GEPCO, FESCO have decided to join hands with NAB in order to disseminate awareness about the ill effects of corruption. Pakistan Post, has specially designed and formally issued a commemorative stamp with slogan “Say No to Corruption” to mark the World Anti-Corruption Day. In addition, NAB in Collaboration with PTA has disseminated NAB message “Say No to Corruption” to all mobile phone subscribers across the country through different mobile phone companies at the eve of World Anti-Corruption Day in order to have awareness about the ill effects of corruption. It was informed that NAB’s video message is being aired in all Cinema Houses of the country. NAB’s Awareness and Prevention Campaign has been appreciated by the public at large.
The Chairman NAB said that beside NAB’s Awareness Campaign, NAB has constituted Prevention Committees 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 Press Information Department (PID) and Prevention Committees constituted in Provinces relating to Health, Education, Revenue and Housing, Cooperatives etc. NAB’s 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.