Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal has said that NAB is the only institution in the world which has set a time limit of 10 months to bring white collar crimes to a logical conclusion.
Under its effective and comprehensive anti-corruption national strategy, NAB is committed to bring mega-corruption white-collar crimes to a logical conclusion by adhering to NAB’s faith-free Pakistan policy. According to the NAB statement, the NAB chairman said that the NAB has received twice as many complaints in 2019 as compared to 2018. According to YB’s annual 2019 report, NAB has received a total of 53643 complaints in 2019 out of which 42760 were processed while in 2018 48591 complaints were received out of which 4141 were disposed of. The NAB examined 1308 complaints in 2019. 1686 inquiries and 609 investigations were disposed of and Rs. 141.542 billion was recovered from corrupt elements while Rs. 46.069 billion has been collected and deposited in the national exchequer since 2000 which is a significant achievement. He said that NAB has set up a joint investigation team to take advantage of the collective wisdom of senior officers. The team consists of a director, an additional director, an investigation officer and a legal consultant. This has improved the performance of the NAB. With the NAB handling 1983 cases in 2019, the conviction rate is 68.8%. NAB has set up its forensic science laboratory in Rawalpindi. In 2019, the laboratory conducted forensic analysis of 300 fingerprints, 15747 question documents and 7 devices for digital forensics (laptops, mobile phones and hard disks etc.) in 5 cases. 1219 corruption references worth Rs. The NAB said that the informants and advertisers would be arrested and action would be taken in accordance with the law to recover the money looted from them and the money would be deposited in the national exchequer. The NAB is fully prepared. He directed all the regional bureaus of the NAB to file petitions in the respectable accountability courts for expeditious conclusion of the pending corruption references. He directed all the prosecutors to According to the law, the cases should be followed up on the basis of solid evidence so that these corruption cases can be brought to a logical conclusion. It should be noted that NAB His actions have not only proved the word of impartiality and justice in accordance with the law, but have also initiated non-discriminatory measures against the big fish. Leading national and international body NAB Chairman under the wise leadership of Justice Javed Iqbal is praising the merit and indiscriminate efforts of NAB to eradicate corruption. This has increased the prestige of the NAB. The Chairman NAB not only reviews the performance of the NAB on a regular basis but also on the last Thursday of every month to review the progress on public complaints of corruption heard by the Chairman NAB and all the Director Generals of the respective Regional Bureaus. In a recent Gallup & Gilani poll, 59% of people expressed confidence in the performance of the NAB. NAB has signed a memorandum of understanding with China to monitor ongoing C-Pac projects in Pakistan. According to the report, the NAB has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Higher Education Commission to make the youth aware of the ill effects of corruption. More than 50,000 character-building associations have been set up in schools and colleges across the country to educate young people about the ill effects of corruption. He said that Central Library has been set up in NAB which has 1038 books and magazines keeping in view the needs of NAB officers. There is also an e-library facility for NAB officers in which 30,000 electronic boxes are available. The Chairman NAB directed all the Directors General of NAB to investigate complaints, inquiries and investigations in accordance with the law on solid evidence. He hoped that with the efforts of all parties concerned, the country could be freed from corruption. This is the faith of NAB and for this purpose NAB officers under the leadership of Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal are working hard, with determination and professionalism as a national duty.
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