Islamabad: “NAB under the dynamic leadership of Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, has been rejuvenated and geared through its proactive anti-corruption strategy by adopting “Accountability for All” policy”, says a press release issued here on Friday.
“Today NAB has become a vibrant and reports and surveys of different reputable national and international organizations like PILDAT, Mishal Pakistan, Gallop and Gillani Survey, Transparency International and World Economic Forum have not only appreciated performance of NAB but also indicated that 59 percent Pakistanis have trust upon NAB due to its across the board actions”, the PR said adding that NAB strongly believes in self accountability, transparency and merit as per law and has opened its doors for citizens related to their corruption related complaints.
The statement further added that the Chairman NAB during public hearings on every last Thursday of month not only listen public complaints himself but has disposed off 2500 complainants through personal hearings as per law.
“The performance of NAB under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB remained excellent. NAB not only received 44315 complaints in 2018 which were almost double from the previous year 2018 and after due process scrutinized complaints in its complaints scrutiny committees as per law but on the basis of prima ficia evidence, 1713 complaints were converted into complaint verifications which were against scrutinized and after complaint verifications 877complaints converted into inquiries. During inquiries, NAB after obtaining point of views of both complainants and accused persons converted into investigation and subsequently 227 investigations were ungraded and 440 corruption references were filed during in respected Accountability courts during the last one year which is an excellent achievement as compared to last five years of NAB”. On the basis of across the board accountability under its Enforcement policy, NAB has not only arrested 503 accused persons during one year but also recovered Rs. 2580 million from corrupt elements and deposited all amount in national exchequer and not a single rupee has been taken by any NAB employee as NAB officers/officials considered it their national duty. The recovery made by NAB during the last one year was then returned to hundreds of effectees and some government departments but not a single rupee has been received by any NAB employee as NAB officers/officials consider eradication of corruption from the country as their national duty. NAB has convened 20 Executive Board meetings during the last one year in which various complaint verifications, inquiries, investigations and references authorized and approved.
Today, more than 1210 corruption references of NAB are under trial in various respected Accountability Courts of the country and approximately total amount is Rs. 900 billion. Besides being apex anti-corruption organization, Today NAB is role model institution among SAARC countries due to its effective anti corruption strategy of Enforcement, Awareness and prevention. NAB on bilateral cooperation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China to streamline and structure and cooperation in the fields of anti-corruption. In the context of CPEC this cooperation will further boost confidence in projects undertaken in Pakistan. NAB has established its first state of the Art Forensic Science LAB (FSL) in NAB Rawalpindi which has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint Analysis. 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 Combine Investigation Team (CIT) system in order to benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers. This is not only lending quality to the work but also ensuring that no single individual can influence the official proceedings of NAB.
AB is the only organization in Pakistan which has approximately 70 percent conviction ratio. This is just because of the proactive Anti-Corruption Strategy not only chalked out by Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB but also implemented across the board. Today, NAB is the only organization in Pakistan who has established more than 50 thousands Character Building Societies in Colleges/Universities in order to aware our youth which is our future about the ill effects of corruption. Due to across the board actions of NAB, today eradication of corruption has become voice of whole nation and NAB under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has perfected its procedures and geared up to come up to the expectations of the nation for corruption free Pakistan. Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has strongly believes that NAB is not for victimization against anyone. NAB has no affiliation with any party as NAB officers are only the servants of the state. Their first and last affiliation is with state of Pakistan. Due to the hard work put in by all NAB officers/officials and the feedback received from all segments of society, people of Pakistan are appreciating the initiatives taken by the present management of NAB under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB who is man of action and is committed to nab all corrupt elements with iron hands on the basis of solid evidence as per law.