The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said that the initiatives taken by the present management of the NAB have started yielding very good results as today NAB’s conviction ratio in respective Accountability Courts is about 76 per cent which is a remarkable achievement in investigation of white-collar crimes in the world.
In a statement issued on Sunday, he said today NAB has rejuvenated to eradicate corruption in all its forms and manifestations. He said corruption is mother of all evils. NAB is committed to root out corruption with an iron hand 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 subsides merit and deprives deserving persons of their due right.
He said that Corruption 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 that the hard work being put in by NAB officers is commendable. Nation is proud of you as during the last 3 years, NAB recovered Rs45 billion which is a record achievement.
The figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of 2014, 2015 to 2016. The comparative figures for the latest three years are indicative of the hard work and commitment 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 trust in the NAB.
He said that during the regime of present management, NAB has moved with new zeal and effort. Through detailed introspection and analysis of organizational weaknesses, overhaul of procedures and business processes, all pillars of the organization i.e. Operations, Prosecution, Human Resource Development and Awareness and Prevention have been reactivated.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2017.
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