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Date: 4-Sep-2017  
Title: Corruption is root cause of all evils which is major hurdle in the progress of Pakistan

Islamabad, September 04, 2017: Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB has said that corruption is root cause of all evils which is major hurdle in the progress of Pakistan. NAB is committed to eradicate corruption by using all its resources. He said that NAB has perfected its procedures after taking various new initiatives during the tenure of present management of NAB in order to nab corrupt and recover hard errand looted money of innocent people.

He said that the hard work being put in by NAB officers is very commendable. He said nation has proud upon NAB officers/officials who are performing their national duty with absolutely professionally, transparently and honestly according to law. NAB during the last three years recovered Rs. 50/- billion from corrupt and deposited in the national exchequer which a record achievement as no other Anti Corruption agency in Pakistan has recovered such a huge amount in short span of three years. He said that the figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of 2014, 2015 to 2017 which are indicative of the hard work, dedication, professionalism and transparency of all ranks of NAB staff in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where fight against corruption is being taken as a national duty. Increase in the number of complaints also reflects enhanced public trusted in the NAB.

He said that the main purpose of NABís Awareness and Prevention campaign is to create Awareness against the ill effects of corruption among the citizen of Pakistan especially youth of Pakistan. He said that NAB in collaboration with HEC established 45, 000 Character Building Societies (CBSs) in universities/colleges as youths are considered a vanguard in this fight. He said NAB has set target for 2017 that the number of Character Building Societies (CBS) should reach at least at 55 thousands due to its importance and excellent feedback received so far.

He said that NAB was selected first Chairman of SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum which is great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB efforts. He said that Pakistanís Apex Anti Corruption Agency, NAB is the only Organization in the world with whom China has signed MoU with China to streamline our cooperation in the field of anti-corruption and oversee projects to be undertaken under CEPC. He said that NAB has established its first Forensic Science Lab (FSL) which has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint Analysis. He said that NAB 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 CIT comprising of Director, Additional Director, Investigation Officer and a Senior Legal Counsel has been put in place. This will not only lend quality to the work but also ensure that no single individual can influence the proceedings. The results of CIT are very encouraging.




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