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NAB to nab corrupt, proclaimed offenders by adopting “Accountability for All” Policy: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has chaired a meeting to review performance of NAB at NAB Headquarters and said that NAB’s main focus is on mega corruption cases, cases of cheating public at large, housing societies/cooperative societies, fraudulent financial companies, bank frauds, willful bank loan defaults, misuse of authority, money laundering and embezzlement of state funds etc. Since NAB’s operational methodology comprises of complaint verification, inquiry and investigation and finally to a reference in the Accountability Court. NAB has rationalized its workload and timelines have been prescribed for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases.

A new system of Combine Investigation Team (CIT) system has been put in place on the basis of best practices 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.

He said that NAB has established its own State of the Art Forensic Science LAB (FSL) in NAB Rawalpindi which has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint Analysis. He said that 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. He said that an effective accountability mechanism is quintessential for economic growth, investment and stability of social order. The intervention by NAB has acted as a catalyst, as transparency is a prerequisite for promoting investment and economic growth. Since its inception, NAB had adopted the Enforcement based approach in its fight against corruption. Special focus is therefore being given to Awareness and Prevention activities besides Enforcement policy to aware the people especially youth at large about the ill effects of corruption at an early stage.

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